Google asked to disable autocomplete in search engine in Japan

A Japanese court has instructed Google to disable the auto-complete functionality on their search engine in the country.

This was in response to a lawsuit filed by a person whose name appeared with defamatory messages when typed in the query box on Google Search.

Google asked to disable autocomplete in search engine in Japan

The lawsuit claimed that because of the auto-complete functionality on Google, he has been unable to find a job because he gets rejected when companies search about him on Google.

Google on their part have claimed that they the ruling cannot be applicable on their American operations which runs the search engine.

The company further said that they are not causing any privacy invasion because the autocomplete suggestions are automatically generated based on what people search and find on their search engine.

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