SEO Grimsby: Google And The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

Posted By on June 11, 2014, in SEO Grimsby News, trust

dmcaGoogle have indicated that they will add a disclosure in their search results indicating something has been removed under the EU ‘Right To Be Forgotten‘ Legislation.

At the present, Google shows a disclosure for DMCA removals.  When Google censors its results, it shows a little notice at the bottom of the search results.

Although this has not been implemented yet, we expect the disclosure to go live in the near future.

Google says that it will show disclosures when URLs have been removed under the new ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ legislation in a manner similar to the DMCA disclosure.

So, although the URL itself is forgotten, the fact that Google was made to forget it will be plain to see.  If someone asks for a URL to be removed from the listings for their name, and the application is approved, the URL will vanish — but anyone who looks at the bottom of the results will know that something has been removed.

We expect Google will provide a link to, as it does with other types of censorship requests, this is where people can learn more about what is has been removed from the results.

Obviously, names, would not be revealed, though those can be deduced from the search query.

The URLs that have been taken down would not be revealed either.

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