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PM advises caution on Google rights rule

DAVID Cameron believes it is important to distinguish between internet lies and factually accurate articles as the Government considers the implications of the Google "right to be forgotten" ruling, Downing Street has said.

The internet giant has received a number of requests from individuals, including a British politician, requesting content about them be removed from search results following a European court ruling.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman indicated that Mr Cameron thought that there could be a distinction between dealing with "factually inaccurate" results and people "seeking to hide" information.

"I think the PM's view is that people take some time to look at this judgement," the spokesman said.

"I think whilst taking time to look at the judgement and possible implications, his view is that there is potentially a distinction between dealing with the issue of inaccurate information and the correction of factually inaccurate information, as distinct from seeking to hide factually correct information.

"I think that is a distinction that he thinks is relevant to this."

He added: "The judgement is fairly recent, I think a large number of parties will be considering it closely."

Requests to remove information from Google search results include a man who tried to kill members of his own family, and has requested that links to a news story about the incident be removed.

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