Jun 172012
 
 June 17, 2012  Business, Court, Non-U.S.

Google’s facing another lawsuit over its autocomplete function in search. But this time, the lawsuit is in Japan. Jiji Press reports:

The man filed the suit with the Tokyo District Court on Friday, demanding that Mountain View, Calif.-based Google pay damages and stop displaying results that he claims violate his privacy.

The court issued an injunction to halt the results in March. But Google has not responded, according to the man’s lawyer.

The plaintiff also demanded damages from Google until the firm complies with the injunction.

Read more on Daily Yomiuri Online.

Update: Ellyne Phneah has more on the case on ZDnet Asia:

The Japanese had filed a petition in the same district court last October, asking Google to delete the terms in question from its search engine. The court approved his petition in March this year, but Google refused on grounds it was not regulated under Japanese law. Before turning to legal recourse, the man had asked the search company to delete certain words but it refused on grounds the words were suggested mechanically, not intentionally, so it did not violate his privacy.

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