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Court Rules Google Must Remove Images from Search Results

ONLINE PRIVACY—FRANCE & U.S.

November 7, 2013

A French court has ruled Google must remove compromising photos of a Formula One car racing chief from its Internet search results, The Economic Times reports. The ruling follows Max Mosley’s lawsuit aiming to force Google to filter images that were originally published in a British newspaper. Mosley claimed French law forbids taking and distributing images of someone in a private space without permission, while Google argued freedom of speech. Google says it will appeal the decision. “At this point in time, the pendulum is swinging toward individuals’ privacy and away from freedom of speech,” said one privacy analyst.
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