• Kyodo


A Japanese man is suing Google Inc. to demand that the Internet giant delete terms used by its autocomplete search function because it allegedly violates his privacy, according to his lawyer.

The suit filed with the Tokyo District Court is seeking damages because when the man’s name is typed into Google’s search engine, words pertaining to criminal acts appear and if someone clicks on them, defamatory articles pop up.

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