Who wants things removed from Google under the newly declared “right to be forgotten” in the European Union? A convicted cyberstalker, an attempted murderer, a politician, a business with bad reviews and a pedophile are among those making such requests to Google.
Yesterday, the BBC noted the first three of the cases listed below. Marketing Land has also learned of them directly from a source, along with seven other requests that Google has received.
The Politician Who Behaved Badly
A former politician seeks to have links removed about his behavior while in office — presumably unflattering behavior.
The Doctor With Poor Reviews
A physician wants links to a review site removed, again, presumably reviews that aren’t positive.
The Convicted Pedophile
A man convicted of having child pornography wants links to information about his conviction expunged.
The Celebrity Child’s Criminal Past
The child of a celebrity wants news articles about a criminal conviction removed. Presumably, this is an adult child, as articles commonly aren’t written that name minors.
The Business With Bad Reviews
A company accused of ripping off consumers wants links to forum discussions about this removed.
The Actor’s Affair
An actor seeks to have articles about an affair with a teenager removed.
The Attempted Murderer
Someone who tried to murder his family wants a news article about the incident dropped.
The Suspended University Instructor
A university instructor who was suspended wants articles about the action removed.
The Cyberstalker Seeks Privacy
A convicted cyberstalker named in an article about cyberstalking laws wants a link to it removed.
The Tax Dodger
A tax scammer would like to remove all links to content connecting him to his crime.
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