How Google implements the Right To Be Forgotten [source: helpnetsecurity]

Who is asking Google to delist certain URLs appearing in search results related to their name, and what kind of requests does the search giant honor?

The company has been keeping track of them since the “Right to be Forgotten” privacy ruling has been put into practice by the European Union, and since January 2016 the company’s reviewers have been manually annotating each requested URL with additional category data, including category of site, type of content on page, and requesting entity.

“Together with the data that we have previously published about the Right To Be Forgotten, the new data allowed us to conduct an extensive analysis of how Europe’s right to be forgotten is being used, and how Google is implementing the European Court’s decision,” noted Elie Bursztein, leader of Google’s anti-abuse research team.

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