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Google ordered to remove news links by UK authority - Professor Ian Walden comments

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Google has been ordered to remove nine links to news stories by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the 'right to be forgotten'. Details of a 'minor criminal offence' were referenced in the stories regarding an individual, the ICO said, but Google had initially refused to remove the links when asked by the complainant. 

In a BBC News article Professor Ian Walden commented on the ruling: "In five years' time perhaps Google will say, 'It's not worth the hassle, let's take down more stuff, let's not spend as much time evaluating the case,' - they obviously have to employ people for this."