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Mario Costeja vs. Google

The case began in 2009 when Mario Costeja, a lawyer in Spain, objected that entering his name in Google's search engine led to legal notices that he said were no longer relevant.

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In a ruling that could undermine press freedoms and free speech, the highest court of the European Union said on Tuesday that Google must comply with requests from individuals to remove links on search results pages to newspaper articles and other web pages that might cause embarrassment.

From The New York Times
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