Another four Mail Online stories have been affected by 'right to be forgotten' requests.
The website reported last month that nine of its stories had had links removed to them on certain Google search terms.
- August 12, 2020
- August 5, 2020
- July 31, 2020
And last week Press Gazette reported that the BBC and Telegraph websites have had 12 stories each affected by requests.
The ‘right to be forgotten’ requests mean that links are removed from certain search terms on EU Google sites.
So, for instance, when a person's name is searched, Google says: “Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe”.
One of the latest affected Mail Online stories is about Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who kept his daughter in a cellar for 24 years.
A story about Tory MP Jonathan Djanogly, who admitted to hiring private detectives to spy on local party members, has also been affected. The Mail reports that the MP denied making the ‘right to be forgotten’ request himself.
The other two stories reported on were Richard Kay diary articles about a schoolfriend of Prince William, Edward Stanbury.
The original 'right to be forgotten' ruling was passed in the EU Court of Justice in mid-May, allowing individuals to force the removal of links to website articles.
At the end of the month, Google introduced an online form where requests could be made.
In July, Google admitted that it had made 'right to be forgotten' removal mistakes, and that some stories had been reinstated. It also revealed that it was receiving 1,000 take-down requests a day.