Google’s Right To Be Forgotten Form Gets 12,000 Submissions On First Day

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Google’s new Right To Be Forgotten from has been up for just about a day now, and the company says that over 12,000 submissions have been received.

Google confirmed the figures to Marketing Land, which had earlier been reported by Reuters. Google also said that at one point, it had been getting up to 20 requests per minute.

Which countries generated the most requests? Google’s not breaking that down, it said. But if the several thousand requests that Google already received before the form went up are any guide, Germany is likely the leader.

Germans generated 40% of removal requests over the past month, before the form went up. Spain generated the next highest amount, 14%. Here’s the top five countries stats from before the form, according to Google:

  • 40%: Germany
  • 14%: Spain
  • 13%: UK
  • 3%: Italy
  • 2%: France

Most of those previous requests will have to be refiled, as they lacked the ID and other information that Google is asking via its form. For more about that, see our comprehensive story on Search Engine Land:

Related Topics: Channel: Search Marketing | Google: Search | Legal: Censorship | Top News

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