TNW Conference 2022 will be bigger, bolder, and better! Get your tickets now >>

The heart of tech

This article was published on August 20, 2015

Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ news articles, too

Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ news articles, too
Nate Swanner
Story by

Nate Swanner

Former Reporter, TNW

TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

Under the UK’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law, Google must remove links to articles about a person if asked to do so. Now, they have to remove links to news articles written about takedown requests.

By linking to an article about a takedown, it was just adding a link to the chain. If your story about a takedown request made its way to a news site, Google search would have probably linked to that article when someone searched for your name.

In doing so, they would have come across your news article and potentially links to other pieces on the topic.

The Information Commissioner’s office has given Google 35 days to comply with its newest takedown order.

Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ removal stories [The Guardian]

Get the Insider newsletter