欧盟裁定谷歌有责任删除部分个人隐私信息

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2014-5-14 13:57

Google 在欧洲牵涉到一宗监控用户隐私数据的官司,欧盟最高法院作出裁定,Google 有责任在某些状况下删除搜索结果中所显示的个人隐私信息,用户有权要求 Google 删除个人隐私信息,此案的判决结果可能会使 Google 在欧洲面临一系列的类似官司。

一名西班牙网民所持有的房产因未交付税款将被拍卖,他要求 Google 删除在搜索结果中显示的和他房产有关的链接,Google 认为这是在其他网站上合法公开的消息,拒绝删除相关内容,双方的官司从西班牙最高法院提交到欧盟最高法庭审理。

A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten".

The European Union Court of Justice said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request.

The case was brought by a Spanish man who complained that an auction notice of his repossessed home on Google's search results infringed his privacy.

Google said the ruling was "disappointing".

"We now need to take time to analyse the implications," a spokesperson added.
'Inadequate'

The search engine says it does not control data, it only offers links to information freely available on the internet.

It has previously said forcing it to remove data amounts to censorship.

The EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, welcomed the court's decision in a post on Facebook, saying it was a "clear victory for the protection of personal data of Europeans".

"The ruling confirms the need to bring today's data protection rules from the "digital stone age" into today's modern computing world," she said.

The European Commission proposed a law giving users the "right to be forgotten" in 2012.

It would require search engines to edit some searches to make them compliant with the European directive on the protection of personal data.

In its judgement on Tuesday, the court in Luxembourg said people had the right to request information be removed if it appeared to be "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant".