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Published by CBSNEWS.COM
A U.K. court has ruled in favor an unnamed businessman who wanted Google to remove search results of his past conviction history in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case. The search engine had previously refused to delete results about his conviction, BBC News reports.
Ten years ago, the businessman was convicted of conspiring to intercept communications. He spent six months in jail. He argued that his conviction was no longer relevant to the public.
It is important to note that the article goes on to state the following:
Google said in a statement Friday it would respect the judge’s decision. “We work hard to comply with the right to be forgotten,” it said, “but we take great care not to remove search results that are in the public interest.”
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