In 2014, the European Court of Justice passed a rule for search engines including Google that it should remove data on the internet, especially on the request of users. Due to the rule, Google received more than 2.4 million requests to remove irreverent, embarrassing data on the web. This rule was beneficial for businessmen, named as NT1 and NT2 for legal reasons. NT1 was doomed to prison for using private account falsely. He was prisoned since four years. NT2 was prisoned for six months for conspiracy to block communication. Both businessmen were waiting for the court to order Google to pull the links related to their case; court completed the wish of one of them – NT2.
Earlier, in February, at a high court, the Hugh Tomlinson member of the Queen’s Counsel and representative of NT1 said that presence of articles on the web was discomforting his client. Also, he demanded to take off the web. Justice Mark Warby, the judge, favored for NT2 and explained the crime was not performed in order to harm investors and customers. Comparing both the cases, the judge said NT2’s crime was not intended to harm customers and NT1 did intentionally to mislead customers.
The judge granted the permission to NT1 for appealing in court for the same case. also, order to UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office to review and revamp the case on the NT1. Google lost the case and has to remove the links related to the NT2, but sometimes losing a case is not the worst thing. Google is setting a new pattern to win hearts by remove data on demand and accepting more request from onwards.
A spokesperson for the British law firm, Carter-Ruck which actively work for the NT1 and NT2 said that there are many clients who are waiting for their cases to stand in court to de-list and take down unrelated data from the web.