Search removal request under data protection law in Europe

Background

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (C-131/12, 13 May 2014) found that certain people can ask search engines to remove specific results for queries that include their name, where the interests in those results appearing are outweighed by the person’s privacy rights.

When you make such a request, we will balance the privacy rights of the individual with the public’s interest to know and the right to distribute information. When evaluating your request, we will look at whether the results include outdated information about you, as well as whether there’s a public interest in the information – for example, we may decline to remove certain information about financial scams, professional malpractice, criminal convictions or public conduct of government officials.

You will need a digital copy of a form of identification to complete this form. If you are submitting this request on behalf of someone else, you will need to supply identification for them. Fields marked with an asterisk * must be completed for your request to be submitted.

Please complete all required fields.

Personal information

The full name for which you are requesting search results to be removed
Please enter your name.
Your own name, if you are representing somebody else (If you’re sending a request for someone else, you must have the legal authority to act on their behalf)
(where emails about your request will be sent)
Contact email address

Search results that you want removed from the list of results produced when searching for the name

For us to evaluate your request, you must:
(a) Identify each result in the list of results that you want removed by providing the URL for the web page that the result links to. (The URL can be taken from your browser bar after clicking on the search result in question.)
(b) Explain why the linked web page is about you (or, if you are submitting this form on behalf of someone else, why the page is about that person)
(c) For each URL, please explain why the inclusion of this URL as a search result is irrelevant, outdated or otherwise objectionable.

Add additional
Please enter a valid URL that appears in Google's search results, including the leading "http://" or "https://".
For example:

http://example_1.com
This URL is about me because... This page should not be included as a search result because...
http://example_2.com
This URL is about me because... This page should not be included as a search result because...
You must provide a copy of your photo ID.

Please note that we will not be able to process your request if the form isn't properly filled out or if the request is incomplete.

Signature

By typing your name below and clicking ‘submit’, you are representing that the above statements are true, that you are requesting the removal of the search results identified by the URLs that you have listed above, and that, if you are acting on behalf of another persons, that you have the legal authority to do so.

Google Inc. will use the personal information that you supply on this form (including your email address and any ID information) for the purposes of processing your request and meeting our legal obligations. We may share details of your request with data protection authorities, but only when they require these details to investigate or review a decision that we have made. That will normally be because you have chosen to contact your national DPA about our decision. We may provide details to webmaster(s)of the URLs that have been removed from our search results.

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