Google no longer informs publishers of Right to Erasure search result removals

15/02/2024 | The Guardian

Google has stopped informing publishers when it removes their web pages from its search results when complying with Article 17 Right to Erasure (right to be forgotten) requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The move comes after a ruling in a Swedish court that the search engine is now applying worldwide.

Before, when an individual applied to have records about them erased under EU data protection laws, Google would inform the publisher of the original articles. Now, Google only notifies publishers that a URL has been removed without providing further details after Sweden's data protection authority ruled in December 2023 that informing web admins that it had removed links to their content was also a GDPR violation.

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