Google has received takedown notices for over a million links since European Courts passed the controversial ‘Right to be Forgotten’ law last year.
Over 2.8 lakh people have asked for Google to remove links that they find ‘inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant’ – including criminals and even terrorists.
So far, out of the 1.1 million web link removal requests Google has deleted 602,000 of them. The sheer number of requests in itself is the biggest hurdle for the search giant.
Over the last 13 months, the French have been the most active users of the law. They’ve demand the removal of 197,000 links so far or about a fifth of all requests across Eurpoe.
Google has received 35,390 requests for 138,576 links to be erased from the British since the law came into effect. Moreover, the company processed 63% of links flagged for removal by British users, but removed only 52% of those made by the French.