Google to Fight Spanish Privacy Battle

Monday Jan 17th 2011 by Staff

Spanish officials want Google to remove links to articles that break the country's privacy laws.

The Guardian: Spanish officials have ordered Google to remove approximately 100 links to articles that violate its privacy laws, but Google says that it intends to fight the order in court. "We are disappointed by the actions of the Spanish privacy regulator. Spanish and European law rightly hold the publisher of the material responsible for its content," said Google's Peter Barron. "Requiring intermediaries like search engines to censor material published by others would have a profound, chilling effect on free expression without protecting people's privacy."

The Madrid magistrates' court will hear arguments in the case later this week.

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