Google received a legal requirement to hide someone’s history from online. The order came from a British judge. The judge ordered Google to remove the search results which refers a 10-year-old criminal conviction of a man.
The order came on the ground of the Right to be Forgotten. Right to be Forgotten permits people to ask that old and irrelevant information about them be taken down. EU General Data Protection Regulation clearly put this information. In fact, it gives European citizens more power in terms of data privacy.
However, an anonymous went to court to fight with Google after the company declined to remove the search results regarding his old criminal.
The argument Google presented against the person’s claim is, right to be forgotten doesn’t mean to rewrite the history. Nonetheless, the argument isn’t getting acceptance. Because the search engine giant will have to abide by the court’s decision as The Guardian reported.