“Suggesting that there may soon be a European-style “Right to be Forgotten” in Japan, two Japanese courts recently ordered Yahoo Japan and Google to remove”
The issue is privacy protections under the law that are permitted when significant time has passed. Notions of forgiveness and possible contrition on the part of the defendant continue to be supported in the cited criminal cases in Japan. The fact that the actions taken by the courts parallel similar decisions in Europe are significant.
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