Last Updated 29 | 06 | 2014 at 15:36

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Google removing 'right to be forgotten' search links in Europe

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Google has begun removing search links to content in Europe under the "right to be forgotten" ruling, which obliges it not to point to web pages with "outdated or irrelevant" information about individuals.

Searches made on Google's services in Europe using peoples' names includes a section at the bottom with the phrase "Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe", and a link to a page explaining the ruling by the European court of justice (ECJ) in May 2014. ECJ ruling only applies within Europe.

Google revealed in an interview with chief executive Larry Page at the end of May that it had received thousands of requests for changes to search results within days of the ECJ ruling.

Google has set up an online form where people can request removal of links, and says people can appeal to data protection authorities if they disagree with its decision.

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