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Google & the EU

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Google & the EU

The EU has ruled that google needs to forget or remove some posts that have been on Google for years,
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/05/13/google-search-european-court-of-justice/9027...
That will take some sorting out.
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this is to make it easier to delete information that was published without needing to provide a good reason to have the record removed, its a clever way of getting rid of unsavoury information, people like ian huntly will use this prior to release to force search engines not to offer up such information and thus be free to prey with impunity on future victims who will be helpless without recourse to look him up openly on the internet (and any number of other criminal types)
certainly it will be a lot quicker and cheaper than needing a superinjunction to have such published information removed from the world's press
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Does this apply to all search engines as it does, on the face of it seem like a strange ruling.
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yeah apparently so, which raises an interesting question,
since the PNC system uses a search engine to return results could someone like Ian Brady obtain a court order preventing links being populated in any search engine relating to his crime have that applied to private data systems that utilise search engine technology Huh
I mean he escaped detection the last time someone ran a CRB check against him and went on to murder two school girls despite having already been a convicted sex offender in a separate police force area due to search issues......
NB my use of Brady is purely for amplification of the issue as he's a well known felon and a disgusting creature who would assuredly utilise any device available to provide himself with the best chance of gaining new victims!
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Does this apply to all search engines as it does, on the face of it seem like a strange ruling.


This was a test case so any ruling would apply to all search engines.
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What price net neutrality.
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