Google has won a case at the ECJ over its refusal to wipe search results under right to be forgotten rules. The court said right to be forgotten rules must be followed in the EU, but not globally.
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After an initial declination to comply with an individual's application to remove specific search engine results, the UK High Court has now ruled that Google must follow through with the request.
The new, more restrictive policy will ensure that users located in Europe will not see delisted URLs, even if they search on non-European versions like Google.com.
Although 'Right to be forgotten' delisting requests are now handled by Google locally in the country of origin, a European Watchdog says that this should extend worldwide in a new report.
The BBC has taken a stand against what it says are wrongful removals under the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling, and is planning to publish a list of its articles which are removed from Google.
Google has submitted a transparency report for the requests it receives regarding the "Right to be forgotten" laws in Europe, in which shows that one in ten came from the UK.
Microsoft has launched a form allowing European individuals to request that certain results be removed from its Bing search engine, in compliance with the EU 'right to be forgotten' ruling.
Microsoft says it will soon provide a form to accept removal requests for Bing search results under the European 'right to be forgotten' ruling, but exactly how soon it will launch remains unclear.
Google received over 50,000 requests after the 'right to be forgotten' ruling, and will begin removing search results soon - but while links will be hidden in Europe, they'll remain visible elsewhere.
Microsoft's Bing search engine is not yet compliant with the European court ruling to allow users to be 'forgotten' but the company has offered up a statement on its planned rollout of the feature.
The 'right to be forgotten' ruling from the European Union has finally been adhered to, when regarding Google. The company now allow requests for the removal of your name within a search query.
Google has warned that it could be 'several weeks' before they will be able to properly deal with the huge backlog of 'right to be forgotten' requests that are currently piling up against the company.
Google is reportedly receiving scores of 'right to be forgotten' requests from citizens living in the EU who do not want their personal data to be visible in the website's search results.