Google ‘learning as we go’ in row over right to be forgotten

(4 July 2014)  Google has agreed to change the way it implements Europe’s new “right to be forgotten” measure after being criticised for being over-zealous in its approach to blocking results in name-based searches.

More than 70,000 people have asked Google to delete links to articles about them after a ruling in May by the European court of justice. The Guardian, Daily Mail and BBC complained when Google removed links to some pages when searches are made against particular names.

The Guardian has the story by Matthew Weaver.