Google Gets 12,000 Requests to Be ‘Forgotten’ on 1st Day


googleGoogle received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be “forgotten” by the world’s leading search engine on the first day it offered the service, a company spokesman in Germany said yesterday.

The requests, submitted on Friday, came after Google set up an online form to allow Europeans to request the removal of results about them from Internet searches.

The number confirms earlier estimates given by the German daily Der Spiegel and reported in other media.

Earlier in May the European Court of Justice ruled that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches in certain circumstances, such as if the data is outdated or inaccurate.

Google said that each request would be examined individually to gauge whether it met the ruling’s criteria.

The US-based Internet giant declined to estimate how long it might take for the links to disappear, saying factors such as whether requests are clear-cut will affect how long it takes.


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  1. welcome to the new technology generation.

    SORRY you are being watched 24-7 by Obama, google TSA, FBI etc… you’ve got no more freedom or rites. All your information is public & its very easy now to do identity theft or voter fraud in just a few minutes…. & then your life can be in trouble C”V

    Sorry but that’s the new generation, only way you can still save yourself with ABSOLUTELY NO WORRIES is by putting your trust in Hashem & turning STRAIGHT to Hashem (i.e. not thru messengers rather they are gedolim, segulah’s or anyone for that matter) in your time of need