Google formalizes takedown requests in compliance with EU law

Shortly after the decision, Google began to see an influx of ad hoc requests for removal, but as of May 30, the search engine provider has opened up a system that will help European citizens plead their cases for removing content.


Given how quickly information is distributed on the Internet, the prospect of removing all traces of a picture, story or piece of content can be incredibly difficult. However, following a European Union decision that gives citizens “the right to be forgotten,” search engines like Google are now legally obligated to facilitate that process.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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