Wednesday, 26 August 2015

ICO's First Enforcement Action Against Google for Right To Be Forgotten

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made what appears to be its first "right to be forgotten enforcement action against Google Inc. The ICO issued the notice on 18 August 2015, ordering Google to remove nine links to news stories about an individual’s criminal offence committed almost a decade ago.
Google has 35 days from the date of the enforcement notice to remove the links from its search results when the individual’s name is searched, or, Google will face further enforcement action. Google has the right to appeal to the U.K.’s First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) against the notice but, so far, the company has refused to comment on whether or not it will appeal.