How do you implement the final decision of the European Union Court of Justice (ECAD) regarding the right to be forgotten?
The decision of the European Court of Justice recently has far-reaching consequences for search engines in the European Union. The court ruled that certain users have the right to ask search engines such as Google to remove results for queries in which their names appear. In order to take advantage of this, the results shown must be inadequate, irrelevant or unnecessary, or no longer relevant.
Since this provision was published on May 13, 2014, we have been working non-stop to act in accordance with the law. This is a complex process, because we need to evaluate each request individually and balance the right of the individual to control their personal data and the public’s right to know and distribute information.
If you have a removal request, please use this web formfill it. You will receive an automatic response confirming that your request has been received by us. We will then assess your situation, but it may take some time to consider as we have already received too many such requests. In evaluating your request, we will look to see if the results contain out-of-date information about your private life. We will also examine whether there is a public interest in keeping the information on our search results, for example, financial fraud, abuse of office, criminal criminal records, or your public office as a government official (elected or unelected). These are difficult decisions to make, and as a private organization, we may not be in a very good position to make decisions about your situation. If you do not agree with our decision, you can contact local authorities in your area.
We hope to work more closely with data protection authorities and others in the coming months as it becomes clearer on what approach we will take. The decision of the ECAD constitutes an important change for search engines. While we are concerned about how its impact will be, we consider it important to respect the Court’s decision and we are working hard to establish a legal process.
When you search for a name, you may see a warning that the results may have been changed under European data protection law. In Europe, we show this warning if a user is searching mostly names, not just pages affected by a removal.
How does Google protect my privacy and keep my information secure?
We know that security and privacy are important to you. These are also important to us. It is a priority for us to provide strong security, to give you confidence that your information is safe and that you can access your information whenever you want.
We are constantly working to strengthen security, protect your privacy and make Google more effective and efficient for you. To keep your information secure, we spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on security and recruit world-renowned experts in data security. We’ve also developed easy-to-use privacy and security tools such as Google Dashboard, 2-step verification, and Ad Settings. When it comes to the security of the information you share with Google, you are in control.
You can find more information about online safety, including information on how to protect yourself and your family online, at the Google Safety Center .
Learn more about how we keep your personal information confidential and secure and keep you in control .
How can I remove information about myself from Google search results?
Google search results are a reflection of publicly available content on the web. Search engines cannot directly remove content from websites. Therefore, removing search results from Google does not remove content from the web. If you want to remove content from the web , you must contact the webmaster of the site where that content is published and ask him to make changes. Also, if you would like certain information about you displayed in Google’s search results to be removed under European data protection law, please click here . Once the content is removed and Google considers the update, this information is no longer displayed in Google’s search results. If your request to remove content is urgent,You can also visit our help page for more information .
Are my search queries sent to websites when I click on Google Search results?
In some cases, yes. When you click on a search result in Google Search, your web browser may also send the internet address or URL of the search results page to the target web page as the Referring URL . The URL of the search results page may sometimes contain the search query you entered. If you are using SSL Search (Google’s encrypted search functionality), in most cases your search terms are not sent as part of the URL within the Referring URL. There are some exceptions to this (for example, if you are using some less popular browsers). More information on SSL Lookup hereyou can find. The information and search queries in the referring URL can be accessed through Google Analytics or an application programming interface (API). In addition, advertisers can receive information on the exact keywords that triggered an ad click.