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Want to remove your personal search results from Google? Here’s how the request form works.

www.washingtonpost.com Published: May 30, 2014
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Two weeks ago, Europe’s highest court ruled that E.U. citizens have “the right to be forgotten” — in other, less poetic words, the right to request that search engines like Google remove unflattering or defamatory search results at an individual’s request, according to the Washington Post.



The ruling was a bit of a shock, particularly for the search engine industry, now handed the unsavory (and unwieldy) logistical task of evaluating and processing an untold number of requests. On Friday, Google revealed how it plans to do that: through a (suspiciously well-hidden!) request form on its legal page, where petitioners can submit personal information, offending links, and justifications for the request.

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