Jul 18, 2014 113 reads by Ritu Sharma

Bing has released its Right to be Forgotten form for European users, six weeks after Google. Bing has asked users to fill an online form in four parts for blocking search results on Bing in response to their name search.

You have to fill in your name, place of residence as well as the details of the pages to be blocked. The form also asks you whether you are a public figure or a role involving safety, trust or leadership.

Bing said, it does not guarantee if it will remove the links after submission for removal through the form. Other sources of information will also be considered to verify the given details in the form. The information will help in striking a balance between the user's privacy interest as well as the public interest in protecting free expression and the free availability of information, in line with the European law.

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in May, people who wish to remove results from search engines, referring to their names, can file a request directly with the search engine operator and it must evaluate the request. An appeal can be made to the court in case of refusal by the operator.

Even minors can submit the form on their own. However if a parent or guardian is submitting the form on the minor's behalf, all references to “your" and “you” are referred to the minor.

Bing also added, there may be changes in the form and related processes. Also, submissions can be re-evaluated over time.

After Google, Bing Releases its Right to be Forgotten Form!, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
Ritu Sharma
Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.
  • Interesting! It is Bing is toeing the line with Google to provide a balance between personal privacy and public interest!

    The ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the Right to be Forgotten is readily gaining traction!

    One thing that strikes me is Bing's statement that it still has the right to decide if the request of the individual would be their prerogative!

    I upvoted this post in kingged where it was shared for Internet marketers.

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