Germany tongue-lashes Google for abusing people’s ‘right to be forgotten’

A few years back the European Union enacted a law that entitled netizens to the ‘right to be forgotten,’ obligating Google to act on user requests to remove “outdated” and “irrelevant” links in searches for their names. But despite wiping off over 760,000 links from the web, Germany is still not happy with Google. While the Big G has processed more than 1.7 million requests, the way its URL removal system currently works makes it relatively easy to locate already deleted entries. Whenever the company receives a takedown appeal, it automatically forwards the request to the popular Lumen database and…

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