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Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:53 PM

German murderer wins 'right to be forgotten'

A German man convicted of murder in 1982 has the right to have his name removed from online search results, Germany's highest court has ruled.

The constitutional court in Karlsruhe ruled in favour of the man, who was handed a life sentence for murdering two people on a yacht in 1982.

He was released from jail in 2002 and says he wants his family name to be distanced from his crime.
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The man became aware of the articles in 2009 and requested they be removed. He claimed they violated his rights and his "ability to develop his personality," a court statement says.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50579297

Wow - 7 years after getting out, and he already thought he deserved to have people not know about him murdering 2 people. And now the German legal system agrees with him.

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muriel_volestrangler Nov 27 OP
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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:58 PM

1. Yep


The EU privacy regulations present some problems.

Business canít keep customer data any longer than necessary. The thing is, if you are an online business which has banned an abusive customer, how do you keep them from coming back?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 03:38 PM

2. I can see blacking out a drug rap or burglary conviction

But killing someone should follow you forever.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. Never forget

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:45 PM

4. Yeah, I'm not sure I can get behind this 'right to be forgotten' bullshit. n/t

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