Alja Poler De Zwart

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On May 15, 2013, in a case filed against Google by an entrepreneur selling dietary supplements and cosmetics (the “Plaintiff”), the German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe (Bundesgerichtshof, the “Federal Court”) ruled that Google must remove any defamatory suggestions generated by its autocomplete search function. The Federal Court overturned an earlier ruling by the Cologne Higher Regional Court (Zivilkammer des Landgerichts Köln) favoring Google. The Plaintiff claimed that, when his name is entered into…