Google gave Europeans right to be forgotten

May 30, 2014 14:00 IST

Google on 29 May 2014 launched a service for Europeans named right to be forgotten. Through the service, Europeans can request the web pages to remove links that contains material related to their personal lives.

Google launched the service following the direction of European Union Court of Justice of 13 May 2014 that said that irrelevant links and outdated data on search engines should be erased on request.

With launch of this service, the citizens of European Union can now fill a web form requesting removal of information related to them. But will have to provide the links related to the information that they want to be removed, with reason for the request. They also need to provide the detail of the country of their origin and an attached digital copy of an official identification.

Background of direction of European Union Court of Justice

The region is the case of a Spanish man in which he failed to delete information about the auction of his repossessed house from the Google and resulted into infringement into his privacy.

• Google is owned by Larry Page and Sergey Brin

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