Earlier this week we reported that Microsoft was taking their time working up a solution for Bing to handle the right to be forgotten strategy. Well, yesterday, Bing launched their form for users to make requests for content removals.
The form is located at bing.com/webmaster/tools/eu-privacy-request.
The form asks for your:
- Country of Residence
- Proof you live there
- Are you a public figure or servant
- The URL you want removed
- Why you want it removed
Microsoft Bing writes:
If you are a European resident and want to request that Microsoft block search results on Bing in response to searches on your name, please use this form.
We encourage you to provide complete and relevant information for each applicable question on this form. We will use the information that you provide to evaluate your request. We may also consider other sources of information beyond this form to verify or supplement the information you provide. This information will help us to consider the balance between your individual privacy interest and the public interest in protecting free expression and the free availability of information, consistent with European law. As a result, making a request does not guarantee that a particular search result will be blocked.
Note regarding minor children: If you are a minor, you may submit this form on your own. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a minor, you may submit this form on that minor’s behalf, in which case, all references to “you” or “your” will refer to the minor child.
Given the many questions that have been raised about how the recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union should be implemented, this form and the related processes may change as additional guidance becomes available. Submissions may be reevaluated over time.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.