How to remove personal data from Google — the ‘right to be forgotten’
Google has announced a new online form that allows users to request their private information be removed from the Google search engine.
Following a judgment in the European Union court in the Google Spain case, users can ask Google to remove results which are ‘inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed’.
In order to submit a removal request, users must:
- Provide their basic details
- Provide the URL for each link about them which appears in a Google search which they wish to be removed
- Explain how the page is about them (if not clear)
- Explain how the URL is irrelevant, outdated or otherwise inappropriate
- Provide photographic ID and an electronic signature…
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