Google received 2.4 million ‘right to be forgotten’ requests since 2014

Google has published detailed figures of the requests the company has received to de-list links from its search results in order to comply with the right to be forgotten. Google indicated that it has complied with approximately 43% of the 2.4 million requests that it has received. Google complemented its announcement by publishing a research paper entitled Three years of the Right to be Forgotten. This paper highlights that 89% of the requests came from citizens, and that crime-related removal requests represented 8% of all requests. The paper also indicated that half of the requests originated from Germany, France, and the UK.