Reuters: Google forced to pay €5,000 damages to former convict over search suggestions

Google has been ordered by a French court to pay €5,000 damages to a former convict after the search engine suggested words including “rape”, “rapist” and “prison” when his name was typed.

According to the report, the claimant, who has not been named, served time in prison after being convicted of corrupting a minor.

Google has said it will appeal the decision, which was published earlier this month, according to Reuters’ report.

The man argued that the words produced by the suggestion function on the search engine were damaging to his reputation.

Full story from Reuters at this link…

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