Berlin: Google and ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley have settled a dispute over images from a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in, the US tech giant and Mosley's German lawyer said today. Irion said Mosley, 75, had commented that "the agreement is confidential I'm happy and I do not want to jeopardize it". Google Germany spokesman Klaas Flechsig also told AFP that "I can confirm that we have settled the dispute to the satisfaction of both sides in all countries. A court in Hamburg, Germany had in January last year ruled that the US technology firm must prevent the pictures being shown on its Germany-based google. Mosley, who formerly headed the FIA world governing body of motorsport, early this year also launched a court action in Britain to stop Google from showing the pictures.
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More recently, he took cases against Google in Germany and in France to force the search engine to automatically filter out links to those images. If upheld and Google has already indicated it will appeal , the judgment could fundamentally change the current rules governing searching, linking and sharing — the activities which underpin the way information is distributed on the internet. It could also open the door to a flood of similar claims by people who believe their privacy is being infringed because of online material which shows up in Google searches. But Google argued that it is always willing to take down links to specified sites when notified and had done so with hundreds of images that violated the Mosley ruling. As online channels, including search engines and social media platforms, become our dominant modes of communication, traditional legal frameworks governing privacy, copyright and defamation are coming under increased strain.
The fast, furious life of Max Mosley
Ex-F1 mogul Max Mosley is suing Google in a bid to have a series of snaps showing him at a sex party removed from the internet. Citing misuse of private information and contravention of the Data Protection Act Mosley is seeking to toughen up UK online privacy enforcement. Mosley, youngest son of Sir Oswald Mosley, former leader of the British Union of Fascists, successfully argued that the five-hour sadomasochistic sex session with prostitutes in a Chelsea flat had no Nazi overtones and the expose had been an invasion of privacy. It seeks to compel Google to stop gathering and publishing images that the English high court decided in were unlawful in the landmark privacy case Mosley v News Group Newspapers. Mosley himself added: "Adherence to the rule of law is essential to any society.
In an interview, former racing boss Max Mosley discusses his successful legal battle against Google to filter out compromising sex photos, the fight for Internet privacy in the era of NSA spying and his endless quest for justice. Geboren in Stuttgart. Studium der Politikwissenschaft und Journalistik in Leipzig und Madrid. The year-old's name is one of the best-known in the motor racing world.