A May 2014 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union found that European law gives people the right to ask search engines like Google to remove results for queries that include their name.” (Google Advisory Council)
The right to be forgotten is a common theme associated with managing your digital footprint. The resources below provide further information.
- European Commission factsheet on the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling
- Google Advisory Council
- Should You Have The Right To Be Forgotten On Google? Nationally, Yes. Globally, No. (The World Post – article 5 Feb 2015)
- Right to be forgotten poses more questions than answers (The Guardian – article 11 Nov 2014)