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Europe vs. Google: "The Right to be Forgotten"

The European Court of Justice ruled this week that Google must remove certain links in search results if people ask to have them taken down. The case involves the so-called right to be forgotten and a Spanish man upset that searches of his name turned up an old tax problem. We examine how the ruling could affect Internet companies and individuals around the world, and explore the evolving global debate about reputation and free speech on the web.

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