The right to be forgotten – Google complies with EU ruling

Individuals can apply to have documents removed from the search engine's index.

Following a decision in the European Court, Google has now published a 'right to be forgotten' form.

Applicants must explain why they want pages to be de-listed from the search engine’s index and explain whether the information is outdated, irrelevant or inappropriate.

Google explains that it will consider whether there is a public interest in the information, giving the examples of criminal convictions, financial scams, professional malpractice or if the information concerns the pubic conduct of government officials.

Sources: EndGadget; Google