Google planning to alert users of search results that have been censored in lieu of the “right to be forgotten” ruling passed last month by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ).
According to the Guardian, the internet giant is considering to place an indicator at the bottom of each of its search page to inform European citizens when search results have been tampered with.
The ruling by Europe’s highest court allows Europeans to ask Google to remove links to “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” material from search results. However, the page that the link leads to would still remain available in other versions of Google search.
The search engine giant has since then launched an online “right to be forgotten” form allowing people to request to take down sensitive information and announced last week that it had received over 41,000 requests till date.
Google chief executive Larry Page revealed that nearly a third of the 41,000 requests received are related to a fraud or scram, one fifth concerned serious crime, and 12 percent are connected to child pornography offences.
The company has also established an advisory panel made up of seven people including its executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to decide on which requests fall within the bounds of publics’ right to know and which should be removed.