LONDON — A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” has won a UK High Court action against Google.
The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine.
The businessman who won his case was convicted 10 years ago of conspiring to intercept communications. He spent six months in jail.
The right to be forgotten is a legal precedent set by the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2014, following a case brought by Spaniard Mario Costeja Gonzalez who had asked Google to remove information about his financial history, BBC said.