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"Right to be forgotten" likely to be major headache for web sector

Deleting personal information online is costly and time-consuming for Web companies. Those difficulties are now set to be magnified in Europe for Google, Microsoft and others.

14th May, 2014
Web companies face a headache after an EU court decision.

Deleting personal information online is costly and time-consuming for Web companies. Those difficulties are now set to be magnified in Europe for Google, Microsoft and others.

The European Union’s top court yesterday ruled citizens have a “right to be forgotten” online, meaning people may ask search-engine owners to remove personal information and request that a court or data-protection authority step in if a company doesn’t comply. The EU decision doesn’t spell out what types of...

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