Ex-Morgan Stanley banker sues over 'vile and abusive' posts

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A former Morgan Stanley banker and ex-motor racing boss Max Mosley sued Google in separate U.K. bids to force the world’s biggest search provider to block information about them on the Web.

Bloomberg News reports that Daniel Hegglin asked a London court to order Google to take down 'vile and abusive' comments posted by an unknown person, his lawyer Hugh Tomlinson told a London court hearing.

Mosley, the former Formula One president, sued Google to make it stop gathering and publishing images of him at a s.x party.

Google is grappling with privacy issues in Europe after a surprise ruling from the European Union’s top court ordered it to remove personal information from search results on someone’s name on request if it was outdated or irrelevant. While Google will take down links when alerted to illegal content, Mosley said this doesn’t help tackle content that goes viral.

'There should be an automatic barrier to these specific pictures which you can identify', Mosley said in an interview earlier this month.

'The problem anybody would have with material that’s gone viral is that as fast as you’ve got it taken off or the link cut to one website, another one will appear', he said. 'It’s like ’Whack-a-Mole,’ that game where you keep hitting something down'.

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