How to be “forgotten” on Google

By Obi Odenigbo

google11Reports reaching us suggest that Google has officially launched a new online form that allows people to request that links about them be removed from search results. The new form has been made available to people in 28 European Union countries and four neighboring nations after the European Union’s top court ruled that people have the “right to be forgotten.”

The ruling means that search engines like Google(GOOGL) must remove certain unwanted links from search results if requested.

“We will assess each individual request and attempt to balance the privacy rights of the individual with the public’s right to know and distribute information,” Google says on the form.

A Google spokesperson said the form could be used by Europeans, expats living in Europe and people living abroad who have strong ties to the continent, such as family and business connections. People in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland can also apply, even though they’re not technically part of the European Union.

Read more: CNN

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