Google violates the GDPR and is convicted by the Stockholm Administrative Court.
After five years of litigation, an administrative court ruled that the company was mishandling personal data when a user wanted a search term to be removed.
The company informs webmasters when a search result has been removed from the list of search results and says this is necessary to ensure the right of search engine providers, webmasters and users to freedom of expression and information.
The Administrative Court disagrees and believes that there is no legal basis for the processing of personal data.
– The court found that Google’s procedures for requests to remove search results are contrary to the data protection regulation, says lawyer Stefan Holgersson in a press release.
However, the Administrative Court reduced the penalty fee from SEK 75 million to SEK 53 million.