01 Mar UK Man Sues Google Over “Right to be Forgotten”
In what is seen to be a brewing landmark case on the right to be forgotten, a businessman has taken legal action against Google for refusing to remove his past criminal conviction which is publicly viewable through the search engine.
Under the ‘right to be forgotten’ rule, people may request for the deletion of their information online if it is outdated or irrelevant. The man’s conviction has been deemed spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Google, however, said that it will defend the public’s right to access lawful information and will not remove search results which are in the public’s interest.