Right to be forgotten criminal convictions
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More good news for our clients who have been awaiting a decision by the High Court in relation to a right to be forgotten claim against Google. The latest right to be forgotten claim against Google was in relation to a criminal conviction which Google refused to remove references to from its search results.
The outcome of this latest right to be forgotten case would help remove a great deal of uncertainly from right to be forgotten applications in relation to past criminal convictions. We have advised clients who we previously marked their right to be forgotten cases as borderline or 50% to get back in touch with us as soon as possible.
Following this latest forgotten judgment, we have written to clients whose cases are likely to be affected by the decision. We estimate that the latest right to be forgotten judgment will result in an increase of approximately 25% in the number of individuals who are eligible to have information relating to past criminal convictions removed from the internet.
As from Monday, 15 April 2018, our team has allocated additional resources to assist callers who wish to obtain legal advice in relation to a right to be forgotten, and particularly, past criminal convictions. Our freephone telephone number 0800 612 7211 will be attended by dedicated lawyers who will answer general questions concerning past criminal convictions and a right to be forgotten. As before, we will assess each case individually, and on its merits before taking it on.