Can Google Be Sued for Deleting Someone's Existence?Fri Feb 08, 2008 @ 10:42AM PST
Posted by Eriq Gardner
It might sound silly, but that's exactly what former Chinese university professor Guo Quan believes. The scholar says he is planning to sue Google after the search giant purged his name after the Chinese expressed opposition to his role as chairman of the underground New People's Party.
In an interview with UK newspaper The Times, Quan said, "They have infringed my right to my name, and also the rights of anyone called Guo Quan because you can find no information for this name."
Quan also wrote a pretty colorful open letter that blasted Google's practices. "To make money, Google has become a servile Pekinese dog wagging its tail at the heels of the Chinese communists,” he wrote.