Bing has started to apply the ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ as decreed by the Court of Justice of the European Union: A number of Internet users that have made a ‘search engine result’ removal request via Forget.me have now received a response.
Following the judgement of the CJUE of the 13th May, Bing published it’s Right To Be Forgotten removal request form mid-July. 4 months later, the search engine has started responding to the requests sent via Forget.me.
Reputation VIP, via Forget.me, their site to help you apply The Right To Be Forgotten, has detected the first refusals from Microsofts’ search engine.
There have been 699 demands for ‘search engine result’ removal requests on Bing handled via Forget.me since the 23rd of July, representing a total of 2 362 URLs. So far, 79 requests have received an answer from Bing.
Bing represents 22% of the removal requests sent via Forget.me since the 23rd of July, 78% representing requests to Google. It is of note that Internet users tend to submit less requests to Bing than to Google: 3,4 on Bing against 9,1 on Google.
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As on Google (55%), Invasion of Privacy is the major reason for a removal request on Bing: 64% of URLs.
|Type of request||Number of URLs||% of URLs|
|Invasion of Privacy||1511||64,0%|
|Prejudicial to the image||208||8,8%|
|Prejudicial to reputation||137||5,8%|
|Theft of Identity||73||3,1%|
|Presumption of Innocence||22||0,9%|
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So far, only two types of refusals have been detected by Forget.me :
- Unjustified (2 answers)
- Social Network (77 answers)
First refusal detected Wed 26/11/2014 01:41
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Refusal : Unjustified
Thank you for your submission. Based on our understanding of European Law and the information provided at this time, we are unable to process your request for the URL(s) listed below. If you disagree with our decision, you may contact your local Data Protection Authority for guidance.
Refusal : Social Networks
Thank you for your request.