Google Right To Be Forgotten Success Rate Is 50%

Jul 25, 2014 • 8:22 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google's Right To Be ForgottenAs you know, Google has started taking down content in the European Union based on the right to be forgotten form submission requests.

Google shared statistics with both the Wall Street Journal, Search Engine Land and others on the number of requests and take downs.

Google said as of the 18th of July, they have received 91,000 right to be forgotten requests involving more than 328,000 different URLs in Europe. Google rejects about 30% of takedown requests, Google asks for more information in around 15% of the cases and Google approves over half of the requests.

So you have a pretty good chance of getting content removed from the European Google results by using that form. Better than a 50% shot.

The WSJ added, most requests came from France, with 17,500 requests. Germany had 16,500 requests, and 12,000 requests originated in the U.K., the person said. Some 8,000 requests came from Spain, 7,500 from Italy, and 5,500 from the Netherlands, the person added.

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