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Google releases online form to submit ‘right to be forgotten’ requests

By Joelle Rich

Google has launched an online form to allow individuals to ask for their personal data to be removed from online search results.

The form says that Google will ‘assess each individual request and attempt to balance the privacy rights of the individual with the public’s right to know and distribute information’. Incorporating the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, Google says that it will look at ‘whether the results include outdated information about you, as well as whether there’s a public interest in the information — for example, information about financial scams, professional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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