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It begins: Google is asked to remove search results after Europe ruling

It begins: Google is asked to remove search results after Europe ruling
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European courts have ruled that people have the "right to be forgotten" - and the first fallout of that has begun.

Requests have started coming in to Google to remove search results. The company hasn't yet figured out how to handle the flood of more requests likely to come.

The European Union court says Internet search services must remove information that's considered "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" under penalty of fines.

"A simple way of understanding what happened here is that you have a collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know. From Google's perspective that's a balance," [Google Executive Chairman Eric] Schmidt said. "Google believes having looked at the decision, which is binding, that the balance that was struck was wrong."

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