The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has asked the Federal Court to determine whether Google’s search engine must follow the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act when it presents the research results of a citizen’s name. A complainant claims Google has violated PIPEDA for continuing to index articles he claims are inaccurate. The complainant alleges Google has caused him harm through its refusal to de-index the articles. Google states PIPEDA does not apply in this case and argues it would be unconstitutional should it be required to take the articles down. A column for The Ottawa Citizen looks into what consumers need to know about a potential "right to be forgotten" in Canada.
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