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Former Formula One boss, Max Mosley has filed a lawsuit against Google due to the search giant’s continued publishing of less than flattering photos of him with prostitutes at a sex party. In 2008 Mosley was awarded £60,000 in damages from a court case against News of the World after a High Court ruling. Now, the 74 year old former amateur racer is taking legal action against Google based on the company’s search engine reproducing images related to his previous case against the now defunct UK tabloid.
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Google privacy case looks set to go ahead in UK after Google’s dismissal attempt fails
Google has argued that the appropriate jurisdiction was the US legal system, where a similar case had already been rejected. Mr Justice Tugendhat at London’s High Court today rejected that argument, stating that he was satisfied there was a case to answer and that it should be heard in the UK.
I am satisfied that there is a serious issue to be tried in each of the claimant’s claims for misuse of private information.
The claimants have clearly established that this jurisdiction is the appropriate one in which to try each of the above claims.
Although Google was denied the right to appeal the ruling, it has said that it intends to attempt an appeal regardless.
We still don’t think that this case meets the standards required in the UK for it to go to trial, and we’ll be appealing today’s ruling.
In the U.S., the company was fined $22.5M by the FTC last July over the infringement of privacy.