Former F1 honcho Max Mosley will not let any warnings about “The Streisand Effect” stop him, it seems. Owen Bowcott reports he has begun a UK high court action to bar Google from pictures of him at a now-infamous sex party:
Having won similar claims in French and German courts, his lawyers have now initiated action in the high court in London, arguing that the internet search engine is a publisher and is misusing private information.
The challenge is based on a court order made against the News of the World in 2008 but relates only to pictures taken for the story. The outcome of the latest case could set a UK legal precedent in enforcing privacy online.
Read more on The Guardian, who explain that Mosley is not using any “right to be forgotten” argument, but is arguing that Google is a publisher under some conditions. If Mosley were to prevail, it would be a huge loss for Google, who do not want to be in the position of having to monitor or filter search results.