Begrudgingly, Google Offers a Form for People Who Want to Be Forgotten [recode.net]

Removing a link in Google’s search results, it should be noted, does not actually remove the page from the Internet. The search giant is worried that the ability to do so could be abused, for instance, by people who did not like the way they were portrayed in news stories.

Google asks people to explain why a URL contains information that is “irrelevant, outdated, or otherwise inappropriate.” It also asks for “a clear, readable copy of your valid driver’s license, national ID card, or other photo ID” to verify that impersonators aren’t using the form.

If a request seems valid, Google will remove the link from search results pages and post a notice that indicates the request was made, just as it does for copyright takedown requests.

via Begrudgingly, Google Offers a Form for People Who Want to Be Forgotten | Re/code.

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