Japanese Court Orders Google To Delete Search Suggestions

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. said Monday it was mulling its response to a Japanese court decision ordering the company to delete certain terms from its autocompletion search feature, a victory for a man who reportedly alleged the feature invaded his privacy.

An unnamed man claimed in a petition before the Tokyo District Court that Google's autocomplete feature likely caused him to lose his job and prevented him from landing new jobs, according to The Japan Times.

When users type a search term on Google's site, the autocomplete feature...
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