On Thursday, Google began removing search results to comply with the new “right to be forgotten ruling,” according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Google did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment, only saying that the Journal’s report was accurate.
An attorney named Mario Costeja González had filed a complaint with the Spanish Data Protection Agency claiming that his privacy rights had been violated. Specifically, Gonzalez was displeased that entering his name in Google’s search engine drew results including a legal notice dating back to a 1998 story on his forced property sale to satisfy mounting personal debt.
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