What is a Right To Be Forgotten?

A right to be forgotten is the right of an individual who want to have their personal data removed from search engines. It is an application made to the search engine to remove information about themselves, such as links to any personal information if that information is inadequate, irrelevant or untrue.

For example, if you tap your name into Google and certain information appears that you do not want to be in the public domain, you can send the right to be forgotten request form to Google to have it removed.

Why it is important to get your right to be forgotten application right

A request under a right to be forgotten might be the very last opportunity you will ever have to remove adverse, defamatory, private or false information from public sight. The decisions of whether they will be removed depends of the nature of the information that you want removed. The information may only be removed if the impact on the individual’s privacy is greater than the public’s right to find it. In other words, Google may turn down your request if they think it is in the public’s interest to know something about you and that decision could lock you up into a Google loop forever-more.

You can chance a request to Google or Bing under a Right to be Forgotten yourself or you can enhance the likelihood of success with the support and assistance of our highly experienced lawyers at Cohen Davis, who have already submitted hundreds of successful right to be forgotten applications on behalf of individuals from all walks of life. These are people, all with the common thread of feeling like they are carrying around a ball and chain with the negative reviews, false information, fake news, disgruntled client postings, spent criminal convictions, old blog posts and images from their younger days, revenge porn, consensual porn, exploitation porn, false claims of medical neglect, business slander on an individual, reputation spoilers, malicious statements, previous career stigma – it is limitless.

Remember, the search engine providers will always try to limit your rights under a right to be forgotten to the minimum possible. It is our job to ensure that your rights prevail!

How we can help you

Yair Cohen is a specialist online harassment lawyer with Cohen solicitors, the award winning, boutique law firm whose entire focus is on internet law, which means we can give our clients tailor-made strategic solutions to online reputation challenges. Not only that, Cohen Davis want to help because we are a law firm that cares. You can speak freely and honestly about your situation, no matter how personal, serious or embarrassing it may feel for you. We do not judge and you will feel like you have made the absolute right decision by taking that first step when you call us.

So, before you submit a right to be forgotten application to Google or to another search engine, seek professional legal advice from us. We are committed to a level of experience in all aspects of internet law, that you may not find elsewhere.

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