A Spanish court will hear a case this week involving Google and Spanish citizens' requests for privacy in search results, The Wall Street Journal reports. The case stems from the requests of private citizens for Google to remove from search results links to Web sites that contain certain information about their pasts, the report states. Spain's data protection authority has claimed that, under Spanish law, the company must oblige such requests. But Google says that news providers are not subject to such obligations and questions why it should not receive the same protection. The case will be heard on Wednesday. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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