Google Takes Spain's Privacy Laws to Court

Case will be heard Wednesday

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 17, 2011 3:50 PM CST

(Newser) – Google has never been a big fan of privacy, and now it’s going so far as to challenge Spain’s privacy laws in court. A government organization claims that Spanish law requires Google to remove links from its search engine if those links go to information that could compromise a person’s right to privacy. For example, a prison guard wants a link that shows he received administrative punishment removed, the Wall Street Journal reports. Google says the agency should afford the search engine the same freedom it affords news providers that supply the same information.

In this Oct. 8, 2010 file photo, the Google logo is displayed outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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