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Google must wipe ex-Formula One boss orgy photos: German court

Published on Jan 24, 2014 10:04 PM
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Former F1 chief Max Mosley arrives to attend the Leveson Inquiry in central London, on Nov 21, 2011. A German court ruled on Friday, Jan 24, 2014, that Google must block photos of a sadomasochistic orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley, two months after a similar ruling in France. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

HAMBURG (AFP) - A German court ruled on Friday that Google must block photos of a sadomasochistic orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley, two months after a similar ruling in France.

The court said the six images taken from a video of the orgy that was filmed by Britain's now defunct News of the World (NoW) tabloid seriously breached Mr Mosley's privacy.

Google immediately said it would appeal the German court's decision, saying it sent a "disturbing message".

The US technology firm must prevent the pictures being shown on its German-based google.de site, including via links on its search engine, the court in the northern city of Hamburg ruled.

 
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