In an earlier post we discussed a decision of the European Court of Justice ruling that Google must provide users with a right to delete links about them, in certain circumstances. The case arose in Spain and involved a request for a ruling on EU Directive 95/46 on the Protection of Personal Information (Directive). The Spanish Data Protection Agency and Google Spain and Google Inc. were the parties.
In response to the ruling, Google has now published a form that can be used to request that it remove results for queries that include an individual’s name. The form is available online here.
So far, the ruling only applies in the European Union, but it is interesting to see how the ruling is being implemented and it will be interesting to see if similar requests arise in Canada and whether the matter goes to court her