According to Forget.me, Microsoft Bing has started to remove URLs from search results based on ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ requests from users. European Union court ruled earlier this year that search engines like Google should be able to remove personal links of users on request. Google has already started implementing this Right To Be Forgotten request form last month, and as per Search Engine Land, it has been taking in about 10,000 requests per day.
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.