Google "Right To Be Forgotten" Removal Examples Now Live

Jun 27, 2014 • 8:30 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google's Right To Be ForgottenAs you may remember, Google was ordered by the EU court to comply with requests to remove content about individuals. So they acted quick, set up a form and now, only a few weeks later, started processing those removal requests. Now if you search in Google's EU regions, you will likely see a disclaimer about content removed from the search results.

The disclaimer on the bottom of the Google page, currently reads:

Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe.

Here are some examples, but there are many:

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Mark Warner

06/27/2014 06:34 pm

The right to be forgotten likely does not include removal from Google's autocomplete function eh? If you are well-known and widely disliked, or perhaps have really done some bad things in your past, it seems like the most "in your face" presentation of that info is still going to show when you start searching for someone's name.

Yo Mamma

06/27/2014 09:36 pm

Would some American with balls please sue Google so that "Right To Be Forgotten" can be a feature in America? I personally believe America has more people with issues than Europeans which would make this a welcome feature. You would think. Seriously


06/27/2014 10:23 pm

Yes... you have a right to be forgotten. It is why minors' records are sealed and courts have a process to expunge records. The internet is littered with cases of people being humiliated and harassed in a permanent and public fashion. It causes agony and hardship for people and their families and in some cases even leads to suicides. So yes Google has a legal responsibility when the courts say so. It a SHAME that google doesn't have the moral compass to do it everywhere. But their motto is in reality "Not obligated to do good."

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