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Friday July 11, 2014

Google Grappling With 70,000 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests

I guess this wouldn't be a problem if Google had been doing this from the start. Now that the courts have forced them to do it, they have a backlog of requests. Whoddathunkit?

In a column published Thursday for The Guardian, Google chief legal officer David Drummond said that since May when the "right to be forgotten" ruling went into effect, the company has received more than 70,000 takedown requests encompassing 250,000 individual webpages. In most cases, Google's team is reviewing the requests from users who provide limited information and not much context.