Google search links Natalia Denegri to 'Coppola case'

Occurred: 2016

Attempts by Argentinian TV presenter Natalia Denegri to have broadcast footage of her verbally abusing and being physically aggressive towards participants in a series of shows about the judicial inquiry into a scandal involving her former lover Guillermo Coppola have resulted in a controversy about freedom of information and expression.

Formerly agent for footballer Diego Maradona, Coppolla had been accused of possessing drugs, which an investigation later revealed to have been fabricated by corrupt policemen and judges. In 2016, Ms. Denegri sued Google to remove content relating to the broadcasts using the EU's 'Right to be forgotten', despite admitting that the information she wanted removed from the search engine and its Autocomplete search prediction function were accurate.

While a trial judge and Buenos Aires Appellate Civil Court had partially accepted her request and ordered Google to 'deindex' content damaging to Ms Denegri's reputation, the country's Supreme Court overturned these decisions on the basis that freedom of expression is a fundamental right in democratic societies, and that Ms. Denegri is a public figure who had willingly took part in a public debate.

Operator: Alphabet/Google
Developer: Alphabet/Google
Country: Argentina
Sector: Media/entertainment/sports/arts
Purpose: Predict search results
Technology: NLP/text analysis; Deep learning; Machine learning
Issue: Privacy; Legal - defamation/libel
Transparency: Governance; Black box 

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