Earlier this month the EU told Google that it had to support an individual's right to be forgotten, and should amend search results accordingly. Despite some criticism, especially from America, Google has announced that on day one it received 12,000 right to be forgotten requests from people all over the EU.
But this doesn't mean that the 12,000 people who filled out the form will automatically have their past wiped from Google's databanks. Google has stated that for a request to be successful it has to match the criteria set out by the EU court, and each request will be looked at individually before a decision is made. If the request doesn't match the criteria then the results are not going anywhere.
So far there's no word on how long it will take for Google to implement the changes to its results, but considering the number of requests it's had the process may take some time. [TechCrunch]
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