Google Inc. has informed the man who successfully sued the U.S. Internet giant that it is considering complying with a Japanese court order to remove some online search results found to infringe on his privacy rights, his lawyer said Friday.
Google told the plaintiff Friday it wants to know which results should be erased as it looks into whether to heed the Tokyo District Court’s decision Thursday ordering that some of them be removed.
The man wanted 237 results removed as typing his name into Google brings up many articles hinting he may have been involved in a crime in the past.
On Thursday the court ordered that 122 search results be deleted.
Google had already deleted some of the results subject to removal before the ruling.
A similar case filed against Google in Kyoto was rejected as the plaintiff had a criminal record, it was reported Sept. 17.