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Google Loses Autocomplete Defamation Case

April 5th, 2011 04:22 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


superglaze writes “Google has been found liable in an Italian court for defamatory comments made against an anonymous plaintiff — the complainant’s name, when googled, elicited autocomplete suggestions that translate as ‘con man’ and ‘fraud.’ Google was found not to qualify for EU ‘safe harbour’ protection because the autocomplete suggestions were deemed to be Google’s own creation, and not something merely passing through its systems.”

Source: Google Loses Autocomplete Defamation Case

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