BBC to publish list of Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ links

The BBC has said it will publish a “continually updated” list of articles created by the corporation which have been removed under Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ rules.

Right to be forgotten?

The ruling by Google allows people to ask the search engine to remove some information about themselves from the search engine.

However, BBC’s editorial policy head David Jordan told a public meeting that the corporation felt some of its articles had been wrongly hidden, and stressed that care should be given to the public’s “right to remember”.

In the coming weeks, the BBC will start publishing the list of removed URLs it has been notified about by Google, with 46 links known about so far.

Jordan added that the list will not republish the story, or identifying information. It will instead be a "resource for those interested in the debate".

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