Google accidentally reveals data on “right to be forgotten” requests

280,000 private individuals in Europe have made a number of requests to Google asking the company to remove certain web pages from its search results.
In May 2014, the European Court of Justice ruled that an Internet search engine has to consider such requests from a person about search results related to that person’s name. Since that ruling, the number of privacy requests had been consistently climbing. This includes, but is not limited to a woman whose name appeared in prominent news articles after her husband died, seeking removal of her address and an individual who contacted HIV a decade ago.
Many people are trying to take advantage of this law by making requests to protect their privacy online. Unfortunately, Google accidentally published data after several of these requests had been made. This data covers more than 75% of all requests to date.
More emphasis has been added to the right to be forgotten requests released by Google, but the requests made by private individuals to protect their personal privacy have still been ignored.
This new development stresses the importance of Google being more open to the privacy requests it receives and how it processes information.
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