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Google starts removing personal data from search results

Thursday 26 June 2014 | 13:19 CET | News

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Google said it has begun to remove results from its search engine under the EU's "right to be forgotten", following a European Court of Justice ruling in May that individuals can request that search engine to remove results of searches for their names. The court decided that Google had to weigh the right to privacy against public interest in the data. Google has updated its technical infrastructure to implement the removals. The first e-mails informing people that the requested link was being blocked are being sent on 26 June. Google has only processed a small part of the over 41,000 requests

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Companies: Google
Countries: Europe
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