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"Google must remove search results about medical regulators' conditional suspension of a Dutch physician in the first 'right to be forgotten' case of its kind in the European Union. The physician had an interest in preventing her full name from appearing in Google search engine links connected to a blacklist of doctors, the court found. The surgeon's right to be left out of Google's search results outweighed the public's right to use the search engine to find the information, the court maintained."

"They didn't go after the site because they had no grounds," said Adam Holland, manager of the Lumen project at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University in Boston.

However, "if they could render it invisible in Google, that's practical obscurity, which is the next best thing to taking the information down," he told TechNewsWorld.

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Lumen

Lumen collects and studies online content removal requests, providing transparency and supporting analysis of the Web’s takedown “ecology." More