Thursday, 15 May 2014

Paedophile? - And The BBC Wonders Why This Has To Happen?

 15 May 2014 Last updated at 13:16

Politician and paedophile [sic] ask Google to 'be forgotten'

"Google has received fresh takedown requests after a European court ruled that an individual could force it to remove "irrelevant and outdated" search results, the BBC has learned.

An ex-politician seeking re-election has asked to have links to an article about his behaviour in office removed.

A man convicted of possessing child abuse images [IIOC] has requested links to pages about his conviction to be wiped.

And a doctor wants negative reviews from patients removed from the results.

Google itself has not commented on the so-called right-to-be-forgotten ruling since it described the European Court of Justice judgement as being "disappointing"."

What is the 'right to be forgotten'?

Who wants right to be forgotten?

"Spent convictions
In the UK, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act allows convictions to be "spent" after a certain period of time. For instance, for anyone sentenced to less than six months in prison, their conviction has become spent after two years. Spent convictions typically do not need to be disclosed to employers, but it's easy to see how a Google search result could void any possible benefit from the act."

What ruling says on US/Europe divide 


Updated 25 minutes ago (20:48)

Ex-MP and convicted paedophile [sic] ask Google to ‘forget’ them

May 16, 2014 - 9:57AM

Google, Microsoft face take-down request overload after European court ruling

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