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DATA PROTECTION: Japanese Supreme Court decision on the removal of search engine results

The Supreme Court of Japan dismissed on 31 January 2017 an appeal from a man seeking the removal of reports relating to him having committed a serious crime from search results indexed by Google, Inc. The Supreme Courtís ruling follows the Saitama District Courtís move to uphold the manís claim in December 2015, referencing his right to be forgotten.

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