The European Union Court of Justice struck a blow against Google on Tuesday in a ruling protecting the "right to be forgotten" when it comes to "irrelevant" information found online. As a result Google could be forced to delete links to data that private citizens don't wan't to be shared in public, potentially forcing the company to overhaul its search engine, BBC reports.
The case was brought to court after a Spanish man objected to Google search results displaying an auction notice for his repossessed home, and today's ruling would allow Europeans to request the removal of "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" information from Google's search results. The "right to be forgotten" was first suggested by the European Commission in 2012 in an effort to protect the privacy of citizens.
In response, Google said the ruling was "disappointing." Google could be forced to censor its search engine, which goes directly against the company's goal of cataloguing all the information in the world. BBC notes that other tech firms are also worried the new bill could have broader implications, while the U.K. hopes to opt-out of the ruling.
For now, the court says anyone who want to exercise this right should contact Google directly and request the links be pulled from its search results.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Make your foliage a feature with the best plant stands
Really show off your home's foliage with a plant stand that makes your greenery a statement, rather than just background noise. We've found a dozen desirable plant stand solutions to suit all types of spaces, all styles of decor and all kinds of plants.