How Italian courts used the right to be forgotten to put an expiry date on news

Highest court in Italy recently upheld a ruling that, after a period of two years, an article in an online news archive had expired, ‘just like milk or yoghurt

Ever since the European court ordered Google to delist a 16-year-old article about a bankruptcy, web watchers have wondered how the ‘right to be forgotten’ would evolve.

Mario Costeja González’s ‘Data and Goliath’ victory in 2014 in Spain has meant that human concepts of fairness are now applied to Google Search, which is subject to European data protection laws.

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