Google Must Delete Four Consumer Search Links, Finland Orders

May 11, 2020, 7:40 PM

Alphabet Inc.'s Google must delete links related to searches made under four people’s names, Finland’s data regulator said, citing Europe’s right-to-be-forgotten regulation.

The nation’s Data Protection Ombudsman upheld Google on five other consumer requests, meaning that the search links about those individuals can remain in place.

The decisions were Finland’s first under the right-to-be-forgotten provision of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. The provision lets consumers file complaints with their nation’s data regulator if search engines decline requests to remove what they find to be sensitive search results.

Finland’s ombudsman and Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment on ...

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