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According to the BBC Google said: “When evaluating your request, we will look at whether the results include outdated information about you, as well as whether there’s a public interest in the information.”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.

About the author

Related Posts

Leave a reply