Do you have content ranking online about you that you now feel is damaging your reputation? Unwanted online content can be severely damaging to your reputation and can impact you in many ways.

In May of 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled in a Spanish case that individuals have The Right to be Forgotten online. Known and the ‘Google Spain case’, this ruling, within the European Union only, makes Google responsible for removing ‘irrelevant’, ‘no longer relevant’ or ‘outdated’ information from search results.

The ruling only applies to a personal issue and a request with regards to a business or commercially related content will be dismissed.

Right to Be Forgotten requests can come in the following form:

  • Local press coverage revealing your name due to a minor incident
  • Outdated magazine articles
  • Pictures or videos online

In order to submit a request under the Right to Be Forgotten law, you will need the following:

  • An EU passport or driving licence in order to prove identity (you can submit on behalf of others).
  • Details of the web address that you are requesting to be removed.
  • The full search term, for example, your name.
  • Reasoning as to why you feel as though the link is ‘irrelevant’, ‘not in the public interest’ or ‘outdated’. This reasoning should be aligned to the EU ruling.

For more information and to find out how Igniyte can help you with Right to be Forgotten applications please contact Simon by email [email protected] or call direct on 0203 542 8686.