Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ removal stories

Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ removal stories
By Samuel Gibbs

UK data protection watchdog orders search engine to remove search result links to news stories about right to be forgotten link removals

Google has been ordered by the Information Commissioner’s office to remove nine links to current news stories about older reports which themselves were removed from search results under the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling.

The search engine had previously removed links relating to a 10 year-old criminal offence by an individual after requests made under the right to be forgotten ruling. Removal of those links from Google’s search results for the claimant’s name spurred new news posts detailing the removals, which were then indexed by Google’s search engine.

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August 20, 2015 at 04:47PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1J7VvaL

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