The issue of whether someone should have the "Right to be Forgotten" will be heard in the Delhi High Court on September 19th, 2016 reports The Times of India. The Right to be Forgotten has been put into practice by the European Union, and was upheld by the Court of Justice of the European Union on 13th May 2014, allowing certain people to ask search engines to remove specific results for queries that include their name, where the interests in those results appearing are outweighed by the person’s privacy rights. This current case has been filed against the Union of India and others, and the court has asked the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Google Inc., Google India Pvt Ltd and IKanoon Software Development Pvt Ltd to respond. IKanoon Software Development Pvt Ltd is the publisher of Indian Kanoon, a website which publishes court judgments. Here's what happened: According to this report, there was a criminal case involving the petitioners wife and mother, which was eventually settled. The petitioner wasn't a party in the case, but because the details of the proceedings are available online, the case shows up in the results whenever his name is searched. This, he says, affects his employment opportunities. The petitioner had written to IndianKanoon for the order (related to the case being settled) to be removed from its website, and to Google for removing the link to the judgment. MediaNama's Take 1. The Internet makes things tricky: The Right to be forgotten is…
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