the alphabet According to Thursday’s ruling by Europe’s top court, Google must erase information from online search results if users can demonstrate that it is false.
People’s “right to be forgotten” online, which stipulates that they should be allowed to delete their digital footprints from the Internet, has caused conflict between proponents of free speech and those who defend privacy rights in recent years.
Two executives from a group of investment companies wanted Google to suppress search results relating their names to specific articles that criticized the company’s investment approach in the case that was before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
Additionally, they requested that Google take thumbnail images of them out of search results. The business declined the requests, stating that it was unsure of whether the data in the
Additionally, they requested that Google take thumbnail images of them out of search results. The corporation refused the requests, claiming that it was unsure of the accuracy of the information in the publications.
The CJEU was later consulted by a German court.
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that “the operator of a search engine must de-reference information found in the referenced content where the person requesting de-referencing proves that such information is manifestly inaccurate.”
C-460/20 Google (Déréférencement d’un contenu prétendument inexact) is the case number. (Editing by Barbara Lewis; reporting by Foo Yun Chee; additional reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten in Paris)