Some are twisting the facts in requests to be forgotten, Google says
Some of those seeking to scrub their histories from the Web under Europe’s “right to be forgotten” rule are being economical with the truth when making their requests, Google said Thursday.
In a letter to European data regulators, Google listed some of the challenges it faces in complying with the ruling, which allows people to compel search engines like Google and Bing to remove links to pages that mention their name, if the references are “inadequate,” “irrelevant” or “excessive.”
Part of the problem is that Google must often rely on information submitted by the requester in granting or rejecting a request. “Some requests turn out to have been made with false and inaccurate information,” Google said in the letter. “Even if requesters provide us with accurate information, they understandably may avoid presenting facts that are not in their favor.”