Google recently launched their right to be forgotten form, after a recent ruling by the EU courts, and now it looks like Microsoft is also offering people in Europe a way to have their details removed from search results on Bing.
Microsoft has launched their own right to be forgotten form, that people can fill out to requested that information about them is removed from search results on Microsoft’s Bing.
As with Google, individuals who wish to have their information removed from Bing need to prove their identity, you can see an excerpt from the Bing form below.
We encourage you to provide complete and relevant information for each applicable question on this form. We will use the information that you provide to evaluate your request. We may also consider other sources of information beyond this form to verify or supplement the information you provide. This information will help us to consider the balance between your individual privacy interest and the public interest in protecting free expression and the free availability of information, consistent with European law.
The recent right to be forgotten ruling is a controversial one, as basically anyone can now have details on them removed from the major search engines, even if the information about them is correct, including news items and more.
If companies like Google and Bing refuse to remove this information from their search results, then they can end up being fined by the Eu regulators.