UK High Court decision on RTBF in relation to past criminal offenses

On April 13, the High Court of England and Wales handed down judgment in the joined cases of NT 1 & NT 2 v Google LLC. The cases address the scope of a person’s right to have results about them delisted by the Google search engine when no longer relevant, in line with the 2014 Court of Justice of the European Union ruling in the Google Spain case.

Court decided that in each case a careful assessment is needed that pays due regard to the particular facts. In cases of minor conviction that happened a long time ago persons shall be granted rights to be delisted, while in case of serious offense society’s interest remains even after the sentence is served.

Source: UK High Court decision on RTBF in relation to past criminal offenses

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