Google Might Remove Links about You–If You Are in EU

CNET published a story today about Google’s response to action by a European Commission As a result of a recent decision in the European Court of Justice, Google is developing a form that individuals can submit requesting that links concerning them be omitted from Google search results. Google will make use of an expert panel to evaluate requests. An individual’s privacy rights will be balanced against the public’s right to information. This doesn’t mean that the information will be removed from whatever site is disseminating it; only that it won’t show up in Google searches. Which is no small thing given Google’s dominance in search engines. It will apply across the EU, but NOT to searches made from the U.S. Oh well.