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September 2020

The right to be forgotten

3. September 2020

Eine Frau liest einen Datenschutzhinweis

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH - VI ZR 405/18 and VI ZR 476/18) recently dealt with the right to be forgotten in two cases. In one case, a decision was issued that shows the criteria according to which persons can have entries deleted from search engines such as Google. The former managing director of a regional welfare association filed a lawsuit because he wanted to prevent a press report from 2011 in particular from appearing in the hit list in a Google search for his name. This report revealed that the regional association had a deficit of around one million euros during his term of office and that he had called in sick during the crisis. The BGH dismissed the action. ...

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