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Google starts 'forgetting' people's information in Europe searches to comply with court ruling

Published on Jun 27, 2014 12:54 AM
 

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google on Thursday said that it is "forgetting" things in Europe to comply with a legal ruling granting people the power to have certain information about them removed from searches.

"This week, we're starting to take action on the removal requests that we've received," Google said in an e-mail response to an AFP inquiry. "Each request has to be assessed individually and we're working as quickly as possible to get through the queue."

The California-based Internet search colossus continues to work with data protection authorities to refine processes and standards regarding what information about people merits removal and which deserves to remain in the best interests of the public.

A Google spokesman said the world's leading search engine received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be "forgotten" the day an online form went live in May.

 
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