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2:11 pm on Aug 21, 2015 (gmt 0)

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More trials and tribulations over the "right ot be forgotten" as Google refuses to remove the links requested, and now the UK's Information commissioners Office has stepped in to order Google to make the removal.

Google has been ordered to remove nine links to news stories by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the "right to be forgotten". Google Refuses To Remove Links Under "Right to be Forgotten" UK Authority, ICO, Steps In [bbc.com]

In a statement, the ICO revealed that Google had refused to remove the links when asked by the complainant, which is why officials are now stepping in.
1:34 pm on Aug 22, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Interesting - and not unfunny - take on the saga.

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(Please remove all references to Catch 22.)
7:40 pm on Aug 22, 2015 (gmt 0)

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it's all pretty silly really... it would be a lot easier if they just ordered the site who posted the original story to remove it, but of course they can't do that because they haven't done anything wrong
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Every time this happens, the current news articles about it perpetuate the original story's life on the web, and so Google will eventually be ordered to remove those articles too, which will generate another round of new articles, amd so on, and so on in a never-ending fiasco.

It's like trying to erase a piece of history, or at least the records of it, but the effort to do so becomes a part of history itself.
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Oh, and, of course, all the web archives that are out there will need to be found and removed.

I hold the same view as ever, it's a law badly thought through from the very beginning. sigh.
 

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