Igniyte has been asked to take part in a Radio 4 Programme on The Report on Thursday the 18th of September at 8pm GMT, about why people in their thousands have asked Google to have content removed under the new legislation ‘Right to be Forgotten’ and whether this is the start of more privacy laws for EU citizens.
Igniyte has been inundated with requests for help with making requests under the new legislation but we have found that there is a lot of confusion about how the legislation is applied in practice. Many people believe that any content can just be deleted from Google, but it isn’t as simple as that.
Google will only delete content that is aged, out of date/ no longer relevant personal information and not in the public interest. This last criteria is a catch all as their is no clear definition of what ‘public interest’ is but from our experience, Google are widely applying this criteria so its difficult to get any content removed from National Media, any criminal convictions or anything that is to do with fraud or scams.
The Radio 4 programme should be an interesting summary of the current situation.