Jul 082019
 July 8, 2019  Posted by  Business, Court, Non-U.S.

Campbell Kwan reports:

Google has suspended an email alert system in New Zealand after receiving backlash by the country’s government for releasing suppressed information relating to an ongoing murder trial.

The company in December released automated emails that included the name of a suspect of a high-profile murder trial.

During the trial, the court had ordered for the name of the accused murder to be suppressed while the trial was still in process to ensure a fair trial, but Google’s automated Trends email alerts sent the murder suspect’s name to thousands of users.

Read more on ZDNet.

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