20 Apr '11, 10am

The Right to be Forgotten: Google was ordered to remove search engine links to material on about 90 people in Spain.

The Right to be Forgotten: Google was ordered to remove search engine links to material on about 90 people in Spain.

In a case that Google Inc and privacy experts call a first of its kind, Spain's Data Protection Agency has ordered the search engine giant to remove links to material on about 90 people. -- PHOTO: AFP MADRID - THEIR ranks include a plastic surgeon, a prison guard and a high school principal. All are Spanish, but have little else in common except this: They want old Internet references about them that pop up in Google searches wiped away. In a case that Google Inc and privacy experts call a first of its kind, Spain's Data Protection Agency has ordered the search engine giant to remove links to material on about 90 people. The information was published years or even decades ago but is available to anyone via simple searches. Scores of Spaniards lay claim to a 'Right to be Forgotten' because public information once hard to get is now so easy to find on the Internet. Google ha...

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