Google fined 600,000 € by Belgian DPA over right to be forgotten case

According to Bloomberg, Google was fined €600 000 by the Belgian data protection authority (DPA) for failing to delete links deemed harmful to a person’s reputation under the EU’s right to be forgotten. CNET reports that the plaintiff had asked Google to remove links to a number of news articles about him which contained unproven harassment claims and political labels that he claimed were not representative of his beliefs. In its decision, the Belgian DPA indicates this fine is the highest ever imposed by the authority.