Google is not obliged in General, to delete a negative but true reports about people after a few years of the hit list of its search engine. This judgment has declared to the German Federal court of justice (BGH) on Monday, and thus a lawsuit has been legally dismissed. The right to information to the Public outweighs the right of those Concerned to the protection of their personal data, stated in the notice.
In the case of a Hessian welfare organisation that was in financial difficulties, and its managing Director, who had reported ill shortly before. Both the regional press had reported, stating the Name of the managing Director several times in 2011. Complained against Google, because if you enter his Name in the press, articles appeared in the hit list.
As the higher regional court of Frankfurt rejected the Federal court, the lawsuit is now final. The event was of considerable public interest. On the illness of the managing Director, was reported without information on his right to privacy, therefore, not been infringed, ruled the Supreme court.Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 08:20