In holding up to the recent EU ruling that search engines are to be accountable for content that is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed”, Google is doing its part. 

In order to make the removal request easier for those who feel there is content about them in Google’s search results that is inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, Google has posted a search removal request form. 

This removal form can be found here

People will need a copy of a valid form of photo ID in order to request content removal from Google and this is of course limited to individuals who reside in the European Union.

Matt Earle

Founder & President

Matt Earle, Founder of Reputation.ca, is a leading Canadian expert on online reputation management with over 15 years of hands on experience working in the space. Mr. Earle’s educational background includes an H.BSc from the University of Toronto and certification as a Google Professional. His expertise has been acknowledged through national television appearances on CBC, PBS and CTV, being a guest host on CBC radio, and numerous quotes in print and online media.