France, Germany and UK Top Google's Forget-Me Request Chart

By Gary Cutlack on at

As part of the process of implementing the right to be forgotten ruling, Google has published a detailed breakdown of how it makes a decision on whether a search result deletion request is acted upon. And it also reveals how many requests it's had to remove our internet shame so far.

According to the explanatory letter Google sent to the EU, 17,500 requests covering 58,000 URLs were made by people using French law, with German web users making 16,500 deletion requests and 12,000 coming from the UK. Those figures were correct as of July 18, says Google, with the search giant claiming it's too early to provide any sort of useful average request processing time frame. [Cnet]