Google Lists Most Affected ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Domains


Alphabet Inc.'s Google on Wednesday said it has evaluated more than 1.2 million Web pages for compliance with Europe’s “Right to Be Forgotten” ruling, and removed 42% of them from its search results. Facebook Inc.'s domain was the top one affected by link removals.

In May 2014, Europe’s top court ruled Google can be forced to erase search results that link to content about individuals on the Web. Under the ruling, people have the right to request that search engines remove links to news articles, court judgments and other documents in search results for their names.

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