Dairy farms honored
Dan Armbruster, Syracuse, and Gingerich Dairy, Milford, were recently honored by Foremost Farms with Excellent Quality awards for producing quality milk in 2013.
Foremost Farms is a dairy co-operative based in Baraboo, Wis,. with facilities throughout the Upper Midwest.
TCU Insurance earns award
TCU Insurance Agency, headquartered in Mishawaka with an office in Elkhart, has earned the President’s Award from Safeco Insurance for outstanding performance.
To be considered for the President’s Award, agencies must be members of the Safeco Premier Partner Program, which gives agencies who meet high standards access to special programs designed to help them continue to grow their business and provide superior service to their customers.
Court rules Google must cut links
People should have some say over the results that pop up when they conduct a search of their own name online, Europe’s highest court said Tuesday.
In a landmark decision, The Court of Justice of the European Union said Google must listen and sometimes comply when individuals ask the Internet search giant to remove links to newspaper articles or websites containing their personal information.
Campaigners say the ruling effectively backs individual privacy rights over the freedom of information.
In an advisory judgment that will impact on all search engines, including Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing, the court said a search on a person’s name yields a results page that amounts to an individual profile. Under European privacy law, it said people should be able to ask to have links to private information in that “profile” removed.
It is not clear how exactly the court envisions Google and others handling complaints, and Google said it is still studying the advisory ruling, which cannot be appealed.
In the ruling, the court said people “may address such a request directly to the operator of the search engine ... which must then duly examine its merits.” The right is not absolute, as search engines must weigh “the legitimate interest of Internet users potentially interested in having access to that information” against the right to privacy and protection of personal data.