German murderer wins ‘right to be forgotten’

A German man convicted of murder in 1982 has the right to have his name removed from online search results, Germany’s highest court has ruled.

The constitutional court in Karlsruhe ruled in favour of the man, who was handed a life sentence for murdering two people on a yacht in 1982.

He was released from jail in 2002 and says he wants his family name to be distanced from his crime.

The ruling could force publications to restrict access to online archives.