The Scotsman cartoon: Google and opinion polls

The Conservative Party moved ahead of Labour in opinion polls for the first time in more than two years and a European court ruled that Google must amend some of its search results at the request of members of the public.
Illustration: Brian AdcockIllustration: Brian Adcock
Illustration: Brian Adcock

In an important test of the “right to be forgotten”, the Court of Justice of the European Union said Google and other search engines have control of individuals’ private information, given that they sometimes compile and present links to it in a systematic way.