Google Receive Thousands of “Right to be Forgotten” Requests

Last month (May), the European Court of Justice ruled that Google must remove links which are deemed “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” – following a landmark case involving an individual from Spain.

Since the ruling, Google launched a service which allows Europeans to request that personal information be removed from search results, if it was deemed to be inadequate or irrelevant.

According to Google, each request made for information to be removed would be considered and assessed, particularly the balance between the “privacy right of the individual and the public’s right to know and distribute information”.

Whilst the service has only been active for a number of weeks, reports have suggested that it has already received in excess of 40,000 requests from individuals throughout Europe; although no information has been provided in relation to how many requests have so-far been granted.

For those who feel that their privacy has been invaded, our human rights solicitors in London may be able to assist; as we have significant experience in handling a range of human rights related legal matters, from those relating to invasion of privacy, through to matters relating free speech.

Our human rights solicitors in London have also worked on a number of high profile cases; and if fundamental human rights have been breached, we are experienced in getting decisions struck-down.
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