The residents of Europe who are worried some of their information on public record and published online might ruin their reputation now have the right to request the removal of that information from search results, and Google is bracing for countless such requests from 28 countries in Europe.
Citing a story by Reuters, Search Engine Land says a European Court has ruled that everyone on the continent has a “right to be forgotten” (RTF). With the ruling, individuals can now request and eventually demand that search engines—Google included—remove from search results any unflattering or undesired information about themselves even if the said content is legally published and maintained. A personal bankruptcy is one such undesired information that an individual can request to remove from search results.
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