Google: next week meet all EU searches to “forget right ‘

Mar

7

2016

Google states that will meet the right to be forgotten all searches performed in the European Union from next week. That means that even from non-European search engine to filter the search results for EU citizens.

With the announcements Google responds to reports in a German newspaper in which previously was reported applying geofiltering. On his blog states Google that it is indeed based on IP address will adjust search results, allowing European citizens now get to see filtered results on search engines, so including google.com.

Incidentally, Google is not going all “forgets requests” Filter for European citizens in non-EU engines. Only in the country where the applicant resides itself be removed based on IP address results from the non-EU engines. In other European countries, the results so just visible through eg google.com. This means for example that a forgetful request from the Netherlands, Dutch residents only can no longer find this result through google.com, but residents of other EU countries still. In the European search engines is the result or made invisible to every EU citizen.

Because people in the European Union “have a right to be forgotten” Google should remove in some cases results when prompted. Currently, however, only filtered the European search engines because Google believes that the law does not apply to international search engines. European authorities have indicated here to agree. Initially refused Google to filter out non-European search engines.

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