The other day a court in the EU ruled that Google must remove some personal information regarding a Spanish man who had his house repossessed a few years ago, from their search results.
Th ruling was the first of its kind, and this has lead Google and other search providers to receive a number of personal information removal requests.
Now it would appear that Google is working on an automated tool that will allow people to request that Google removes their personal details from search results if they wish to do so.
The system will come with some sort of authentication mechanism to stop unauthorized information requests being submitted to Google, exactly how this will work remains to be seen.
“The ruling has significant implications for how we handle takedown requests,” a Google spokesman said in an email, declining to comment on how the system would work exactly.
“This is logistically complicated—not least because of the many languages involved and the need for careful review. As soon as we have thought through exactly how this will work, which may take several weeks, we will let our users know,” he said. He could not say if the amount of takedown requests has increased since the ruling.
Google and other search companies can expect to get many more requests from people who want their information removed from search results.
Source PC World
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