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# right to be forgotten

This year
Insurers to offer cancer survivors the right to be forgotten under revised industry code
Insurers will disregard cancer diagnoses where treatment ended more than seven years before an application under a revised Insurance Ireland code of practice.
All time
Google wins landmark case in EU court over 'right to be forgotten'
The court ruled the right to be forgotten did not extend outside of Europe.
Google unsure when updated statistics on 'delist' requests from State bodies will be published
Requests to remove content from search results can be made under ‘right to be forgotten’ regulations.
One year later, how has the 'Right to be forgotten' panned out for Europe?
While more than 250,000 requests have been made, the issue remains as divisive as ever.
Google could have another EU-related headache to deal with
The EU’s privacy regulators are pushing for its ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling to be applied globally by all search engines.
Google received 1,440 right to be forgotten requests from Ireland
And almost 150,000 requests were made across Europe since Google started processing requests in May.
Google has removed links to this criminal's Wikipedia page
Google removed links to the page of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.
Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box
The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.
Now Bing (remember that?) is rolling out its own right to be forgotten form
The form will apply to both Bing and Yahoo since the latter uses Microsoft’s search engine to power its own results.
Who's next? Google removes links to BBC and Guardian articles
Several British newspapers have seen links to certain articles removed from Google’s search results as the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling takes effect.
Google starts removing search results under 'right to be forgotten' ruling
Those search results which had links removed will come with a disclaimer at the bottom of the page.
This company will no longer show up on Google's search results after court ruling
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered Google to remove all search results relating to a company called Datalink, following the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling in Europe.
Google may mark pages affected by ECJ's 'right to be forgotten' decision
Search result pages which had links removed could be marked at the bottom of the page, similar to how Google highlights takedown requests over copyright infringing material.
Google receives 41,000 requests to delete search results in first four days
More than 12,000 requests were made on the first day alone as Google copes with the ruling made by the European Court of Justice.
Europe struck wrong balance on 'right to be forgotten' ruling, says Google boss
The company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the ECJ had struck the wrong balance, causing what he describes as a “collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know.”
Google must delete your data if you ask, orders judge in landmark case
An EU court has ruled that a person can request certain information to be removed from search engines if “the data appears to be inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.”