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Top Human Rights Court Denies Right to be Forgotten in Old Murder Case

On June 28, 2018 the European Court of Human Rights decided that the German Supreme Court had correctly denied two individuals their “right to be forgotten” requests in connection with press archives relating to a 1991 murder. The German Supreme court reasoned that the interests of the public in having access to the information outweighed the interference with the plaintiff’s privacy rights. Upon hearing the case, the ECtHR agreed and found that Germany had correctly applied the balancing test relating to right to be forgotten claims.