In April 2013 Google was ordered by a Japanese Court to change its autocomplete feature and ordered to pay 30,000 yen in damages to a Japanese man. Google’s autocomplete feature was linking the man to a series of crimes he did not commit when his name was typed in on the search engine.
Last year Tokyo District Court issued an injunction backing the Claimant which Google failed to honour.
The Claimant said that he had lost his job because of Google displaying search results that suggested that he was a notorious criminal.
This is the first reported case where Google is ordered by a Japanese court to change its search terms. To read the full article go to http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57579765-93/google-loses-autocomplete-defamation-suit-in-japan/.
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