#AceWorldNews – JAPAN – October 10 – A Japanese court has ruled Google had to delete about half of 237 search results appearing after a plaintiff’s name was entered, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported as cited by AFP.

The man started his legal action in June, saying the Google search results were damaging for his reputation as they were suggesting he could be involved in a crime.

A Google spokesman told AFP the company was reviewing the order and studying options, including an appeal.

The Japan court ruling comes after the EU’s top court said in May that individuals had the so-called right “to be forgotten,” which is the right to ask Google to delete some of their personal data.

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