Google is already receiving requests to remove objectionable personal information from its search engine after Europe's top court ruled that people have the 'right to be forgotten', a source has revealed. The firm is yet to put a process to handle the expected flood of requests in place after Tuesday's ruling, said the source, who is not authorised to speak on the record about the issue. The decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union, which affects 500 million citizens, requires that search services remove information deemed 'inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant' and failure to do so can result in fines. Read more >>
In Mac's cartoon from the Daily Mail, a newly-wed bride (note the words 'Just Married' on the bag) is on the phone to Google desperately trying to delete her 'objectionable' personal information before her husband, who is undressing in the bedroom, finds out about her colourful past.