The Right to be forgotten

Posted on 10 February 2021.


The "Right to be Forgotten" (RTBF) is a key element of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but the concept pre-dates the latest legislation by at least five years.
It encompasses the consumers' rights to request that all personal data held by the company -or "controller" in GDPR-speak - be removed on request.
But it goes further: the GDPR rules (see its article 17 ) says that search engines (like Google) have to delete references to personal data that comes up publically in search results.

The internet is forever, but you can request search engines to "delist" it (and so make it harder to find).
You need to be in area that has these laws, Most european countries, some USA-states and a few other countries have these laws.

You will have to submit a request to each search engine:




Of course this doesn't remove the content itself, just the links to it.
To remove the content itself, you will need to contact the website owner.
And good luck with that.

You can see the RTBF-request report of google