Google can be forced to remove information from search results in Europe after a ruling in the European Union Court of Justice prioritized privacy rights over publishing freedom.

In a ruling on Tuesday, the Luxembourg-based court found in favor of a Spanish man, who had complained that search results including an auction notice on his home, repossessed 16 years ago to pay off a tax bill, infringed his privacy.

Google argued that it doesn’t control data and shouldn’t be responsible for information that is published and freely available around the web, even though last year it was forced to block sexual images of Max Mosley, the former president of Formula One racing, after a ruling in France.

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