Give your Right to be Forgotten Request a higher likelihood of success

A Right to be Forgotten Request is a legal document. It sets out your legal request to the search engine provider to stop processing your personal data. Like any other legal document, to stand a higher likelihood of success, you will want your right to be Forgotten and any subsequent documents to be drafted appropriately.

A Right to be Forgotten Request is often the first step. In too many cases, you will need to follow it up with further action. It might be an explanation, clarification, a legal argument or just an effective nudge.

An effective Right to be Forgotten Request needs to either cause the de-listing of unwanted data from the search engine or form strong foundations for future communications with the search engine provider and/or third parties such as the Information Commissioner’s Office or the court.

Often, after you submit a Right to be Forgotten Request, the search engine provider will ask you to provide additional information and/or clarifications. This is where it is important to make relevant references to facts, laws and previous decisions to help your request succeed.

Our Right to be Forgotten solicitors professionally prepare and draft each right to be forgotten application. Commonly, there are search engine providers who are too quick to decline requests so we make sure they give reasons so that we can then challenge the search engine using facts and law.

Often we draft an appeal to the search engine provider and/or a substantive appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office and/or a full GDPR Notice, as appropriate in each individual case.

You therefore might want to consider obtaining legal advice before submitting a Right to be Forgotten Request. The advice will maximise your likelihood of success.