Yandex Defends Itself In "Right To Be Forgotten" Case

Yandex doesn't want to remove the links

Yandex has begun its defence in legal proceedings brought by a Russian billionaire, whose information it refused to delete from its search results. The case follows Yevgeny Prigozhin's attempts to have Yandex delete links to information allegedly concerning his past as an ex-convict and investigations into one of his businesses. The Kuibyshevsky District Court in St. Petersburg began hearing lawsuits filed by Prigozhin on Tuesday, where Yandex will defend their decision not to remove links even though laws were introduced this year in Russia that allow for 'irrelevant' pages to be removed about someone's past. At the same time as he filed the request with Yandex, Yevgeny Prigozhin also filed similar requests with Google and Mail.ru, who also both refused. 

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