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Appeared on: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Microsoft To Take EU 'Right to be forgotten' Requests

Microsoft on Wednesday started taking requests from individuals in Europe who want to be removed from its Bing search engine results following a court judgment in May guaranteeing the "right to be forgotten."

Microsoft follows market leader Google which complied with the ruling in May, and started removing some search results last month.

The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union in May ordered Google to remove a link to an old newspaper article about a Spanish man's bankruptcy. The ruling requires that Internet search services remove information deemed "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant." Failure to do so can result in fines.

Microsoft is offering a web form on its Bing website, in which users who want their online presence in Bing to be deleted should fill in a questionnaire.



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