How to remove articles from the internet using a Right to be Forgotten application to Google

Removing content from the internet when the information published is under somebody else’s control is a challenging task. A Right to be Forgotten application provides one way of removing unwanted content from the internet but there are other ways too. After all, Google doesn’t have the final say. You want your Right to be Forgotten application or any other removal request or activity to be robust and effective. You want it to succeed.

What to do if your Right to be Forgotten application to Google is turned down

If an application under a Right to be Forgotten is declined, you will want to consider exercising your legal rights under data protection law (GDPR), privacy law, defamation law, harassment law, copyright law and the common law concepts of misuse of private information and breach of confidence.

You may wish to challenge third parties, such as Google, the Information Commissioner’s Office, website hosts, website operators, individual posters and others to remove your information from the internet. It is our experience that those who persist and who have a reasonably good case, nearly always win.