Want a search result about you removed? You can now ask Google

Google has created a form that allows EU citizens to ask for links about them to be removed, following a landmark European court ruling.

The search giant is allowing people to flag up information about themselves they went taken down, but hasn’t said how it will handle all the requests just yet.

Links which are “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed” must be taken down.

Google said: “When evaluating your request, we will look at whether the results include outdated information about you, as well as whether there’s a public interest in the information—for example, information about financial scams, professional malpractice, criminal convictions, or public conduct of government officials.”


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