Charlie Davis forwarded this article about a coin dealer's beef with Google.
A Jupiter man in the rare coin industry is accusing Google of invading his privacy and causing emotional distress for incorrectly posting his home address instead of listing the location for his Stuart-based company.
In a lawsuit he filed Monday in Martin County Circuit court against Google Inc., Jonathan Harris claimed that having his home address associated with the sale of rare coins leaves him and his family members targets for a home invasion, or worse.
Google "publicly disclosed that the plaintiff's family home is where rare coins can be found, and conveniently provided a map,” wrote Harris, who is acting as his own attorney.
"A reasonable person who is in the rare coin business would find this objectionable and highly offensive,” he added, "even if the person did not have a family.”
In his suit, Harris claimed Google ignored its own policy to remove sensitive information within 48 hours of a written request. He wants a judge to issue a permanent injunction to prevent Google from posting information about his personal residency.
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Rare coin dealer sues Google for address mixup
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