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Google kicks off complex procedure to respect your ‘right to be forgotten’

31
May
2014

European citizens can ask search engines including Google to “forget” links to certain stories about them, a local court recently decided, and Google is taking the first steps towards offering this feature to users. Google has published a complex tool that should help users get links to sensitive content removed from Google’s listings, although the feature is only available in Europe right now. The system will not allow anyone to simply remove links pointing to information about themselves. And it’s worth noting Google will not actually take down the content, but simply prevent certain search results based on one’s identity to appear on its pages, assuming “forget” requests are successful. Instead, Google will analyze each case before removing links, and users will

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