Google 'Triad' Autocomplete Suit May Inspire E.U. Regulators
A Hong Kong court ruled a businessman can sue Google over its search suggestions. Could autocomplete be the next phase of the "right to be forgotten"?By Steven Sparkman | August 6, 2014
It's still early days for Europe's "right to be forgotten," but while Google and other search engines try to figure out how they will comply with the European Court of Justice's ruling on its search results, another part of the search experience has become a target in Hong Kong: autocomplete.
A court ruled Wednesday that a Hong Kong businessman can sue Google because, when you start typing in his name, one of the suggested searches links him to the Triads, Asia's crime syndicates.