Government Censorship Via ‘The Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

Monday, July 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

Chris Carrington
Monday, July 7, 2014

99.999% of the world’s population has never heard of me. Of the minuscule remainder that have, I know for sure some wish they hadn’t. The same could be said of most journalists. Take Robert Peston as an example. Now I happen to like his stuff, others find him infuriatingly irritating but, hey, you can’t win them all.

Peston is a veteran BBC reporter who is currently their economics editor. He has also fallen afoul of the new ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling of May this year. Imposed by the European Court of justice it states that Google must delete:

“inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” data from its results when a member of the public requests it.

And a member of the public did indeed request it in Peston’s case. This is the notice he received from Google:

Notice of removal from Google Search: we regret to inform you that we are no longer able to show the following pages from your website in response to certain searches on European versions of Google:

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