I’ll Take ‘The Ministry Of Defence’ For Starters….

An inquest heard the 28-year-old left a note stating he felt he had slipped through the net, while a worker for the Ministry of Defence admitted only 10 per cent of marines returning from duty were being invited to mandatory meetings to assess their health and well-being.


On August 28 this year, the newspaper was informed by Google that the story, published February 20 2012, had been removed from their search engine following a request, as required due to a landmark case on data protection law heard in Europe earlier in the year.

The paper is not privy to who the request has been made by.

A mystery..?

5 comments for “I’ll Take ‘The Ministry Of Defence’ For Starters….

  1. September 16, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I’m first to comment on one of Julia’s – yippee.

    On the issue – isn’t it interesting how these tactics are never had up as crimes in themselves. Quietly removing data is fraud.

    And here’s the same sort of thing, courtesy haiku [from NO]:


  2. meltemian
    September 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Well it had to be someone who found the article ‘upsetting’, and I’m sure it wasn’t the family requesting the removal.
    It makes you wonder who exactly has the right to have Google remove inconvenient data doesn’t it.

    • Mudplugger
      September 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      I’m sure an organisation with the power to impose creatively punitive taxes on Google will always find the appropriate leverage to achieve its objectives.

  3. September 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    All fits in with the Leveson/EU censorship thingy –


  4. Woman on a Raft
    September 19, 2014 at 12:19 am

    had been removed from their search engine following a request, as required due to a landmark case on data protection law

    And what has data protection got to do with it? An inquest is a public proceeding. I’m betting, however, that it is to do with this:

    Dylan Kemp, 28, was found dead at his flat in South Croydon on September 21, 2009, three days after being charged with assaulting his girlfriend in an uncharacteristic fit of rage

    Read more at http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/Marine-dead-Croydon-scarred-Afghanistan-tour/story-13962326-detail/story.html#81S13U6rDCwqKzEm.99

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