Google launches the ‘right to be forgotten’ online
30 May, 2014
A landmark European Union court ruling has given people the ‘right to be forgotten’ online.
Europeans will be able to fill in a form if they want certain information to be removed from Google. Google will then assess each request individually, and come to a conclusion based on the relevance and date of the data in question.
According to the BBC Google said: “When evaluating your request, we will look at whether the results include outdated information about you, as well as whether there’s a public interest in the information.”
Google said it would look at information about “financial scams, professional malpractice, criminal convictions, or public conduct of government officials” while deciding on the request.