Google ordered to remove its auto-complete search by Tokyo District Court

The Tokyo District Court has ordered Google to remove its auto-complete search results, as it linked a man to crimes that he did not commit. The Tokyo District Court on Monday also ordered Google’s Japanese subsidiary to pay about 3,300 dollars to the man in damages.

Presiding Judge Hisaki Kobayashi said in the ruling that the firm had created a situation in which users could view false information that violates the plaintiff’s privacy. The judge says Google damaged the plaintiff’s social status by neglecting to take any action on its inappropriate auto-complete suggestions

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