European Union court ruled last month 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. This law applies for Bing too. Microsoft Bing last month revealed that they are working on a special process for residents of the European Union to request blocks of specific privacy-related search results on Bing in response to searches on their names.
Today, Microsoft has made it available to the general public. Here is the information Microsoft posted on their page,
- If you are a European resident and want to request that Microsoft block search results on Bing in response to searches on your name, please use this form.
- We encourage you to provide complete and relevant information for each applicable question on this form. We will use the information that you provide to evaluate your request. We may also consider other sources of information beyond this form to verify or supplement the information you provide.
- This information will help us to consider the balance between your individual privacy interest and the public interest in protecting free expression and the free availability of information, consistent with European law. As a result, making a request does not guarantee that a particular search result will be blocked.
- Note regarding minor children: If you are a minor, you may submit this form on your own. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a minor, you may submit this form on that minor’s behalf, in which case, all references to “you” or “your” will refer to the minor child.
- Given the many questions that have been raised about how the recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union should be implemented, this form and the related processes may change as additional guidance becomes available. Submissions may be reevaluated over time.
You can find the application page here.