Japanese court orders Google to remove search results revealing a man's criminal past

By Himanshu Arora · 10 replies
Oct 11, 2014
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  1. Google has been hit by another privacy setback. A Japanese court has ordered the company to delete some search results related to a man that are considered to be infringing his privacy rights.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    Smells like soft censorship to me.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

    Criminals complain about their insecurity...really? What a bag of bollox!
  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 814   +371

    Quote: "“This is good news for those who feel their lives are threatened and are sickened physically and psychologically by Google’s search results”

    --- Should say ----

    “This is good news for those who feel their lives are threatened and are sickened physically and psychologically by their past actions”

    So, they themselves are not responsible for their past actions, but Google is? lol
  5. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +63

    We're living in the Revisionist Era.
  6. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Enthusiast Posts: 94   +10

    Once again a court misunderstands what a search engine does. What a bunch of retards.
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    Question: If a person's past is supposed to have no influence on their present, why are the transgressions of sex offenders public information? I hereby petition the governments of the world to make private the pasts of all those convicted of sex crimes!


    Yeah, that's what I thought.
  8. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Well good luck living a life without regret, mistakes or crime. It's human nature to make mistakes, it's also human nature to forgive and/or forget, at least for most people. The Internet never forgets, and is constantly being updated with more information, it's only a matter of time before everyone has, in one form or another, dirt dug up on them. Then everyone will be complaining and things will be changed, until then however nothing will change. Being responsible for ones past actions is one thing, being punished after paying your dues is another. Unfortunately the 130+ results in question are not detailed and therefore knowing exactly what this Japanese "man" is trying to protect himself from is unknown. It's ironic that he's technically trying to protect himself from, well, himself, or at least his past self. I know the logical answer to all this is don't do anything illegal, but I prefer the idea of not getting caught, everyone does something illegal at some point in their lives, just hope no one is there to get it on video.

    Please don't waste time and reply to this saying you've never done anything illegal, because I simply won't believe you no matter how blue in the face you get.
  9. Google censored more than 90% of the real internet content davislane1 good morning.
  10. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Booster Posts: 124   +9

    Everyone has something he or she isn't proud of. We don't know how far this man took it upon himself to change after regretting what he did. It wouldn't be fair to just keep having bad from the past, popping up somewhere and making it hard to live, life in a good way. There are others that keep on the path to destruction of themselfs, but we can't just put the ones that try hard to get back on the right path in the same boat as well
  11. Change name to john Smith, problem solved

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