"Right To Be Forgotten" - Google Received 12,000 Request In 24 Hours

On the first day of launching, Google received 12,000 requests from people seeking “right to be forgotten" by the world's leading search engine.

In May, European Court of Justice ruled that in certain circumstances, individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches. Such as if the data is outdated or inaccurate.

Hauzeur said  “Firstly, the Internet user may feel tricked because Google asks for a photo ID card to validate the request, which is a problem with regards to privacy rights.”, he  added “also the user will have to repeat the procedure with other websites and search engines. And finally, Google insists that it won’t be the one ruling on the requests, but It will be the national regulatory bodies.”

Google said that each request would be examined individually to gauge whether it met the ruling's criteria.

The ruling on the right to be forgotten comes amid growing concern in Europe about individuals' ability to protect their personal data and manage their reputations online.

The US-based internet giant declined to estimate how long it might take for the links to disappear; saying factors such as whether requests are clear-cut will affect how long it takes.

Microsoft, which has the Bing search engine, has declined to comment on the ruling
Yahoo, which also operates a search engine in Europe, has previously said it’s “carefully reviewing” this to assess the impact for its business and users.