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Google approves only about 50% of right to be forgotten requests

Source claiming to be familiar with Google operations says it has only granted half of right to be forgotten requests
By: Shane McGlaun | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:20 am

Google has found itself in hot water over how it is handling the right to be forgotten requests it receives in Europe. Google lost a case not too long ago that meant it has to remove links to some stories about people, if asked by the person the story is about.

 

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Google has reportedly only granted half of all right to be forgotten requests sent in by consumers so far. Requests to have content forgotten have been coming in since May and so far 91,000 requests have been made, with only about half granted according to a source.

 

Google reportedly believes that the ruling on the right to be forgotten case strikes the wrong balance between the right to be forgotten and the right to know for other consumers. Google has been notifying publishers when a link to a story is removed under the right to be forgotten ruling to give the publisher a chance to fight the removal.

NEWS SOURCES:Zdnet.com

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