People who no longer want to be seen, recognised or found on Google and other search engines can now send a simple request to the California-based organisation.
Global Post reported today that the European Union (EU) has recently established the ‘right to be forgotten’, which enables European citizens to demand Google and other search engines remove sensitive personal information from the results of searches for their names.
Within a week of the ruling, Global Post added, Google received some 41 000 requests for links to be severed.
Nearly a third were related to frauds or scams, a fifth concerned serious crimes, and 12% were connected to child pornography arrests, the online publication said, adding that now a battle is shaping up over which requests will be honored.
It is believed that though the ruling states ‘European citizens’, anybody for that matter can apply to be ‘disappeared’ from Google and the Internet.
Apply now, first come first serve!