Germany: Mosley takes on Google in privacy fight

Sep 28, 2012

(AP)—Former Formula One boss Max Mosley is suing Google, claiming the search engine is breaking German privacy laws by providing links to websites hosting a hidden-camera video of him at a sadomasochistic sex party.

The case is part of legal action Mosley says he's taking in more-than 20 countries around the world.

Hamburg state court said Mosley was not present for the case's opening hearing Friday. The session ended with the court giving attorneys until Oct. 26 to provide more information.

Mosley successfully sued a British tabloid over a 2008 story headlined "Formula One boss has sick Nazi orgy with five hookers." Mosley has acknowledged the orgy, but says the story was an "outrageous" and the Nazi allegation was damaging and "completely untrue."

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Aloken
5 / 5 (2) Sep 28, 2012
Yet another person who doesn't know how the internet works. Google's crawlers are automated and respect robot.txt, if you want to keep something private don't upload it to the internet, if you must do so then at least make sure you get someone who knows what they're doing to help you.
bottomlesssoul
5 / 5 (1) Sep 28, 2012
Google isn't showing customers the different links per se, those links already exist and Google simply helps people find them.

I suggest the whiner either not go to S&M parties that will lead to someone posting something on the net about it (almost impossible in this day and age) or just embrace his personal bit of kink and ask commenters to "please not be jealous".