Tokyo Japan district court orders Google to stop auto-complete function

A Tokyo District Court approved a petition that ordered Google to halt its auto-complete function. A man who addressed the issue in court says it breaches his privacy when auto-completing his name and has linked him to multiple crimes in which interested employers would not hire because of the fact. Google responded to the man’s complaints saying “since the results are compiled automatically there is no intrusion of privacy”. Google went on stating “Japanese law does not apply to its U.S. headquarters and its own corporate privacy policy”.

Poor guy just wants a job. But who is at fault? Google, the parents who named the man, the man associated with the crimes, or the dependent Google employee search human resource personal?

Source: Japan Today

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