In a landmark decision, the High Court has ordered Google to delist eleven URL relating to a claimant known only as NT2. The businessman had been convicted of conspiracy to intercept communications more than ten years ago. A similar claim by NT1, convicted of conspiracy to account falsely in the late 1990's, was dismissed. Both had argued that search results returned by Google about their convictions were inaccurate and/or old and/or irrelevant and of not public interest.
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The decision in NT2’s favour could have implications for other convicted criminals and those who want embarrassing stories about them erased from the web. The judge ruled out any damages payment, however.