The reasons, or grounds for submitting a right to be forgotten request are set out in a number of sources.
First, you will need to refer to Articles 5, 12, 17, 21, 22 and 82 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and s167 and 168 of the Data Protection Act 2018 which set out your right to serve a Right to be forgotten GDPR Notice. The reasons for a right to be forgotten request are the same reasons that apply to a right to be forgotten GDPR Notice.
The right to be forgotten application, which you would normally submit to Google online, is designed to help individuals to bypass the need to file a complicated legal document. A GDPR Notice is a serious document and in many cases, you will need to obtain legal advice to make sure it is drafted effectively.
All the reasons for the right to be forgotten requests are founded on the objection of the individual to the processing of their data by the search engine provider. You will have good reasons for a right to be forgotten application if you can show some or all the following:
That the information about you is processed unlawfully, unfairly and not in a transparent manner. That it is not collected and processed for a specified, explicit and legitimate purpose.
That the data, or at least some of the data is inadequate, irrelevant and goes beyond what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is being processed and that the data or at least some of it, is inaccurate or out of date.
Each of the reasons for a right to be forgotten is important to understand, appreciate the importance of and demonstrate in your right to be forgotten application. Obviously, it is impossible to cover all the different grounds in an online submission to the search engine, where you are only allowed to use a limited number of words in your submission. This is why, a disproportionate number of a right to be forgotten requests is being turned down by the search engines.
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