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Google has received 350k URL removal requests

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By Natalie Mortimer, N/A

November 28, 2015 | 2 min read

Google has revealed that it has received 349,351 URL removal requests following the launch of its official request process in May last year.

In 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union found that individuals have the right to ask search engines like Google to remove certain results about them, with search engines only able to continue to display certain results where there is a public interest in doing so.

In total the search giant has evaluated 1.2m requests so far with 42.1 per cent of those URLs "fully processed".

Facebook was the most common site affected (10,257 posts were removed), followed by Profileengine.com, groups.google.com and Youtube.

By country Google has received 73,399 requests for URL removal from France, 60,198 from Germany, 43,101 from the UK, 33,106 from Spain and 26,186 from Italy.

Examples of requests Google has recieved include an individual who was convicted of a serious crime in the last five years but whose conviction was quashed on appeal. Google then removed the page from search results for the person's name.

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