Man previously convicted for murder wins “right to be forgotten” case

Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled that a man convicted of murder in 1982 had the right to have his name removed from online search results. The man was released in 2002 and wanted his family name to be distanced from his crime. The man had requested articles about his crime to be removed, claiming they violated his rights and ability to develop his personality. According to the BBC, the case was initially thrown out in 2012 by a federal court in Germany which said his right to privacy did not outweigh public interest and press freedom, but the constitutional court overturned that decision and the case will now return to the federal courts.

Share on FacebookTweet