0
Broadband

Google details process for handling link removal requests

Friday 1 August 2014 | 10:48 CET | News
Google has published its answers to a questionnaire it received from the so-called Article 29 Working Party, a group of EU privacy regulators that have been scrutinising the search engine's practices. Google, as well as Microsoft and Yahoo!, met with the Article 29 group recently to discuss the implementation of the recent EU court ruling requiring a 'right to be forgotten' for individuals mentioned on search engines. Before the meeting, the working party sent the companies a questionnaire, and Google now released the results. Part of its answers were earlier leaked in the press, such as the

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: Google / Microsoft / Yahoo!
Countries: Europe
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

ICO orders removal of Google search results

Published 21 Aug 2015 09:00 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ordered Google to remove nine search results, under the European Right to be ...

CNIL puts Google on notice over right to be forgotten

Published 12 Jun 2015 15:05 CET | France
French data protection agency CNIL has put Google on notice to delist search results from all of its websites, not just those ...

Google removes only half of requested URLs in DACH region

Published 24 Dec 2014 11:31 CET | Austria
Google has unveiled the number of search engine take-down requests for Austria, Germany and Switzerland in its transparency ...

Google told to extend 'right to be forgotten' worldwide

Published 27 Nov 2014 09:03 CET | Europe
EU data protection and privacy regulators have told Google to extend its implementation of the 'right to be forgotten' across its ...

BBC to publish list of URLs for articles removed by Google

Published 19 Oct 2014 16:06 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has announced that it will publish a continually updated list of its articles taken down by Google under the "right to be ...

Google gets over 140,000 European requests to remove links

Published 10 Oct 2014 11:14 CET | Europe
Google said it has received in Europe more than 142,000 requests to remove links to more than 490,000 web pages from Google ...

French court orders Google to take down links

Published 24 Sep 2014 12:02 CET | France
A Paris court has ruled that Google must take down links to webpages with allegedly defamatory content within a month of the 16 ...

EU agrees on Google "right to be forgotten" rules - report

Published 19 Sep 2014 10:29 CET | Europe
European regulators have reached an agreement on a set of EU-wide rules and criteria for judging appeals under "right to be ...

Google 'right to be forgotten' tour kicks off in Madrid

Published 09 Sep 2014 14:38 CET | Europe
Google has kicked off a European 'right to be forgotten' tour in Madrid, the first seven public sessions designed to help the ...

Google starts deleting Swiss web links

Published 18 Aug 2014 10:24 CET | Switzerland
The Swiss version of Google has begun deleting web links following the European Court of Justice's ruling in May, requiring a ...

Wikimedia founder slams Europe's Right to be Forgotten

Published 07 Aug 2014 15:27 CET | Europe
Wikimedia founder Jimmy Wales has come out strongly against the EU's "Right to be Forgotten" rule, after Google stopped showing ...

Google: uitvoeren vergeetrecht erg lastig

Published 01 Aug 2014 09:11 CET | Europe
Google schrijft in een brief aan de Artikel 29 Werkgroep dat het gebrek aan richtlijnen het erg lastig maakt om een goede aanpak ...

Google grants half 'right to be forgotten' requests - report

Published 25 Jul 2014 16:08 CET | Europe
Google has granted more than 50 percent of the requests to remove links in its search results under the EU court ruling requiring ...

Italian watchdog gives Google 18-month data use ultimatum

Published 22 Jul 2014 08:55 CET | Italy
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, has announced that Google continues to breach Italian law on the gathering ...

EU privacy watchdogs invite search engines to meeting

Published 17 Jul 2014 16:17 CET | Europe
The Article 29 Working Party and the EU's 28 national telecom regulators have invited Google and other search engines to a ...

Microsoft collects Bing take-down requests

Published 17 Jul 2014 15:20 CET | Europe
Microsoft has published an on-line form for European users of its Bing search engine to request the de-indexing of information ...

Google forms advisory council on 'right to be forgotten'

Published 14 Jul 2014 08:27 CET | Europe
Google has formed an advisory council of experts from the worlds of academia, the media, data protection, civil society and the ...

Microsoft to offer right to be forgotten on Bing

Published 10 Jul 2014 10:04 CET | Europe
Microsoft plans to offer users in Europe of its Bing search engine the right to be forgotten. This follows the EU Court ruling ...

Google starts removing personal data from search results

Published 26 Jun 2014 13:19 CET | Europe
Google said it has begun to remove results from its search engine under the EU's "right to be forgotten", following a European ...

Google to provide take-down mechanism for private info

Published 30 May 2014 09:07 CET | Europe
Google is introducing a mechanism that will allow users in Europe to ask the search engine to remove links that they think are ...

EU Court upholds right to be forgotten in Google search

Published 13 May 2014 12:41 CET | Europe
The EU Court of Justice has upheld the right of individuals to request Google remove personal information about them from its ...