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Google in Spanish Court Tomorrow

PRIVACY LAW—SPAIN

January 18, 2011

The Guardian reports on Google's challenge of the Spanish data protection commission's orders for it to remove almost 100 articles from its search listing. Company representatives will appear in a Madrid court tomorrow to challenge the order, which the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) says stems from increasing public complaints. The AEPD wants Google to remove from search results links to Web sites that contain certain information about citizens' pasts, but Google's Peter Barron says, "Requiring intermediaries like search engines to censor material published by others would have a profound, chilling effect on free expression without protecting people's privacy."
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