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Google wants your help with 'right to be forgotten' handling

Looks to experts for advice
Fri Aug 01 2014, 13:03

GOOGLE WANTS YOUR HELP with its handling of Europe's 'right to be forgotten' ruling, and is asking experts to throw some advice its way.

Since the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling came into effect in May, Google has had a pretty tough time. The firm has admitted that it has made some mistakes so far, such as "incorrectly" removing links to some articles that it controversially went on to reinstate.

Following the formation of an Advisory Council at the beginning of July, Google is now seeking additional advice, and is calling on experts to join it to discuss what should be done.

In a blog post on Thursday Google said, "Earlier this summer we announced the formation of an Advisory Council on the Right to be Forgotten.

"As the Council begins its work, it is seeking comment from experts on the issues raised by the CJEU ruling. Experts will be considered for selection to present to the Council in-person during public consultations held this fall.

"The Council welcomes position papers, research, and surveys in addition to other comments. We accept submissions in any official EU language. Though the Council will review comments on a rolling basis throughout the fall, it may not be possible to invite authors who submit after August 11 to present evidence at the public consultations."

If you fancy getting involved, Google's London consultation will take place on 16 October, with events also taking place across Spain, Italy, France Poland, Germany and Belgium between September and November this year.

Last week it was revealed that Google has so far 'forgotten' over 100,000 links, with the firm having approved "more than 50 percent" of takedown requests. µ


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