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Court orders Google to erase search results on man's arrest

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He may get google to delete it, but once it's "out there" there is no way to get it back really. Now people are going to search for the case and save it for the hell of it.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

So it never happened? Delete it because it was incorrect? I don't understand how you can just remove parts of history?

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So it never happened? Delete it because it was incorrect? I don't understand how you can just remove parts of history?

He isn’t trying to remove parts of history, the plaintiff is trying to make it extremely difficult to find information about parts of history.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The internet is a dangerous place. Try Googling your name and/or your email address. You’ll be surprised what comes up.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Can google the court really ask google to delete it? This is akin to asking news agencies to delete their archives because the person was later found innocent. It doesn't change the reporting of the information

3 ( +4 / -1 )

The internet is a dangerous place. Try Googling your name and/or your email address. You’ll be surprised what comes up.

Just tried it. Not a single result was about me. I guess there's an upside to having a really common name.

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The internet is a dangerous place. Try Googling your name and/or your email address. You’ll be surprised what comes up.

It's a much safer place if you have a common name. Not easy to sort out who's who, and even fairly unusual names can bring a number of results for the wrong people.

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I think this is a pointless gesture. Because like Yubaru said, once its out there, its lost in the vast space called the internet! its like a naughty pic that you posted online, try to get it off the internet COMPLETELY after its been on the internet for 1 day!

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Google merely helps people find information that is published by others. If the information is incorrect or defamatory, then the plaintiff needs to go after the publishers of the information, not Google.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

So is he going to sue all the other search engines to do the same?

It's a classic case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The problem is many news agency don't follow up on a case and publish the outcome like this guy having his case thrown out due to lack of evidence.

Search engines often only pull up the incriminating story of the arrest and charges leaving the impression he was guilty since there probably wasn't any follow up by the news agencies.

I don't know if he was actually guilty or not but I can understand how he feels.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Problem with cases like this is that people lose their jobs, marriages, kids, family, friends, will still be associated with a sexual abuse charge, battle depression...basically lives are turned upside down. It'll be a stain on him forever. Not right. Good ruling.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Good. Users should opt in, instead of being forced to go to court to opt out to protect their reputations. Social Media - your personal dats is their product.

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