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Case filed in the Delhi High Court to determine the Right to be Forgotten in India

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,…

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