Dutch surgeon wins landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ case

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Ruling will ensure doctors will no longer be judged by Google on fitness to practise, lawyer says

A Dutch surgeon formally disciplined for her medical negligence has won a legal action to remove Google search results about her case in a landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling.

The doctor’s registration on the register of healthcare professionals was initially suspended by a disciplinary panel because of her post-operative care of a patient. After an appeal, this was changed to a conditional suspension under which she was allowed to continue to practise.

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