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Google takes steps to comply with EU’s “right to be forgotten” ruling

30
May
2014

(Reuters) – Google Inc has launched a service through which European citizens can request that links to what they deem as objectionable material be taken off search results, the first step to comply with a court ruling affirming the right to be forgotten. The worlds largest Internet search engine, which processes more than 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, said on Thursday that it has made available a webform through which people can submit their requests, but stopped short of specifying when it would remove links that meet the criteria for being taken down. Google said it has convened a committee of senior Google executives and independent experts to try and craft a long-term approach to dealing with whats expected to be a barrage of requests from the regions roughly half-billion occupants. “To comply with the recent European court ruling, we’ve made a webform available for Europeans to request the removal of results from our search engine, Google said in a statement.

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