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Google Told by Japan Court to Suspend Autocomplete, Kyodo Says

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Google Inc.'s home page is displayed on a computer screen in Santa Clara, California, U.S. Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

Google Inc. was ordered by the Tokyo District Court to suspend its autocomplete search function after a man alleged that it violated his privacy, according to a Kyodo News story published on the Japan Times website.

Google refused to suspend the feature, saying that its U.S. headquarters isn’t regulated by Japanese law, according the report.

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