Google ogles 1.2 million URLs

GoogleSearch giant Google said that it has evaluated a total of 1,235,473 URLs since a European Court of Justice ruling in May last year.

That ruling gave European Union citizens the right to ask search engines to remove results about them.

Google said in a statement that it has to assess each and every individual’s requests for removal and that search engines can only continue to display results where there is a public interest in doing that.

Google has in all received 348, 508 requests from individuals.

Google said that in the UK, it removed a news story about a minor crime and the newspaper then published a story about the removal. The UK Information Commissioner ordered Google to remove the second story from search results for the individual in question.

The top 10 removal request sites, which altogether account for nine percent of the total are Facebook, profileengine.com, groups.google.com, YouTube, Badoo, plus.google.com, annnaire.118712.fr, Twitter, www.wherevent.com and www.192.com.