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Published On: September 29, 2021 at 17:05 IST

The Delhi High Court ruled that the Right to be Forgotten is conditional on how far it has to be stretched and that the rights of a person must be balanced in this respect.

Justice Rekha Palli observed, “Right to be Forgotten depends on how far it has to be stretched. Tomorrow, people who defraud the banks will come and say ‘please remove the judgment’. We have to balance the rights.”

The Court then sought responses from the Centre, Indian Kanoon, and Google, and allowed a period of four weeks for submitting counter-affidavits on the issue, as well as two weeks for filing rejoinders, if any.

This event occurred when the Court issued Notice on a Petition filed by Sukhmeet Singh Anand, who sought the removal of a Judgement and an Order made in connection with a seven-year-old FIR filed against him, thereby exercising his Right to be Forgotten.

In his appeal, filed through Advocate Tarun Rana, the Petitioner alleges that simply typing his name into Google takes visitors directly to the links to the Orders, which harm his reputation.

In 2014, a FIR was filed against the Petitioner and others in response to a complaint filed by Samsung Gulf Electronic FZE Dubai and EOW Delhi.

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