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Google Must Delete Search Results About You If They're Fake, EU Court Rules

Friday December 9, 2022. 05:00 PM , from Slashdot
People in Europe can get Google to delete search results about them if they prove the information is 'manifestly inaccurate,' the EU's top court has ruled. From a report: The case kicked off when two investment managers requested Google to dereference results of a search made on the basis of their names, which provided links to certain articles criticising that group's investment model. They say those articles contain inaccurate claims. Google refused to comply, arguing that it was unaware whether the information contained in the articles was accurate or not. But in a ruling Thursday, the Court of Justice of the European Union opened the door to the investment managers being able to successfully trigger the so-called 'right to be forgotten' under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. 'The right to freedom of expression and information cannot be taken into account where, at the very least, a part -- which is not of minor importance -- of the information found in the referenced content proves to be inaccurate,' the court said in a press release accompanying the ruling.

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