Google accidentally reveals data on 'right to be forgotten' requests

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 16/07/2015 14:42

Less than 5% of nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google to selectively remove links to online information concern criminals, politicians and high-profile public figures, the Guardian has learned, with more than 95% of requests coming from everyday members of the public.

The Guardian has discovered new data hidden in source code on Google's own transparency report that indicates the scale and flavour of the types of requests being dealt with by Google - information it has always refused to make public. The data covers more than three-quarters of all requests to date.

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