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Little take up of right to be forgotten' legislation

The Data Protection Commissioner has dealt with only 12 individual requests regarding refusals by Google to remove search results under.

31st August, 2014
Billy Hawkes, Data Protection Commissioner.

The Data Protection Commissioner has dealt with only 12 individual requests regarding refusals by Google to remove search results under the new “right to forget” legislation, although more than 600 people from Ireland have asked the firm to remove results.

Under European law, anyone who has a request to remove a link from Google refused by the search engine is entitled to appeal the decision to their data watchdog.

Initially, concerns were raised that the...

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