Google has reported that more than 1.2 million links to various websites have been submitted to the European Court of Justice regarding the right to be forgotten. The company has so far removed about 42% of the search results, with most of them referring to Facebook.
In May last year, the European Court ordered Google, at the request of Internet users, to remove links from search results to sites that could harm the image of people or businesses. These rules are called “the right to be forgotten” and concern the whole territory of the European Union.
Google has released another report this week showing that it has received a total of 348,000 submissions for more than 1.2 million links. The company ensures that 42% of the search results have been removed from the search results.
Its representatives explain that it takes so long because each application must be treated individually. Firstly, it is a group of lawyers who assess the validity of the application and whether the removal of the link will not infringe on the rights of third parties. Later the application goes to the engineers of the concern who deal with the rest. In more difficult cases, the company’s employees put the matter to the vote and only then do they decide what to do.
By the way, we also got a list of the 10 most frequently asked sites. Most of them, as much as 9% of Facebook, but also other social networking sites such as Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.