Tuesday, 13 May 2014

'Right to be forgotten' upheld by EU against Google

A ruling by the European Union Court of Justice has stated that Google must amend its online search provisions to allow for a 'right to be forgotten', a law passed in 2012 - though the UK is currently seeking an opt out on the law. The ruling comes after a Spanish man complained that mention of an auction mentioning his repossessed home breached his privacy. The full story is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27388289

Definitely one to watch out for, as this seems to have the potential to impact on genealogical research at some point in the future.


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for those wishing to take Scottish ancestral research a bit further, my next Pharos course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Records, commences May 14th 2014.

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