Right to be forgotten
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that EU citizens can enforce a “right to be forgotten” on websites for certain kinds of information. Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo can be asked to remove links to results about you that “appear to be inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant or excessive in the light of the time that had elapsed.” If the request is rejected, you can appeal the decision to your national authorities. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office.
This is an evolving area of law where successful requests require close attention to the exact criteria permitted for removing information. You can file your own requests using the links below.
If you want legal help composing your request, please get in touch with us and book a confidential consultation to begin the process.
Alternatively, you may file your own “right to be forgotten” requests with Google, Yahoo or Bing using the links below: