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Google ordered to remove links to stories about 'right to be forgotten' request

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    Google has been ordered to remove links to news articles reporting on the company's earlier removal of links in response to a "right to be forgotten" request in Europe.

    The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office issued the order this week, giving Google 35 days to remove the links. Google has the right to appeal the order to the General Regulatory Chamber.

    The order puts a "meta" spin on the controversial right to be forgotten ruling, which lets people request that Google remove links to information about them from its search results on its European sites.

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    The ruling, issued last year, established a mechanism for people to ask search engines to remove links to information they consider to be irrelevant or not in the public interest, though without removing the actual content from the Web.

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