Msg#: 4690562 posted 11:47 am on Jul 25, 2014 (gmt 0)
If the figures are true, that's a great deal of work.
I wonder how many of those links will end up in dispute. This exercise could become very costly, if it's not already.
I can see this going back to the regulators to work out a better way.
Google Inc. has removed tens of thousands of links—possibly more than 100,000—from its European search results from some individuals, according to a person familiar with the matter, illustrating the scale of Europe's nascent "right to be forgotten."
Some have been demanding that Google end its notifications to websites that have been the subject of right to be forgotten requests, which have in some cases made it possible to identify the person making the request.
So webmasters who are quite legally publishing accurate facts on sites which are not subject to the so-called "right to be forgotten" should not be told that SERPs pointing to their content are being censored by a private company operating a quasi-judicial process against which there is no right of appeal.