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Bing and Ask planning ‘right to be forgotten’ procedures as Google reveals it is receiving 1,000 take-down requests a day

By William Turvill

Search engines Bing and Ask are working on "policies and procedures" to deal with 'right to be forgotten' requests.

A representative from Google, meanwhile, which has already created a 'right to be forgotten' online form, revealed his company has received 75,000 take-down requests and is receiving 1,000 more every day.

The figures were revealed by Peter Barron, Google's director of communications across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at ITN and the Media Society's Rewriting History event last night.

Bing.com, which has received a "small fraction" of Google's take-down requests according to the New York Times, is in the process of “developing an appropriate system”, which is expected to launch “soon”. 

A Bing statement says: "We’re currently working on a special process for residents of the European Union to request blocks of specific privacy-related search results on Bing in response to searches on their names. 

"Given the many questions that have been raised about how the recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union should be implemented, developing an appropriate system is taking us some time.  We’ll be providing additional information about making requests soon."

And a spokesman from Ask.com told Press Gazette: "Our legal and compliance team is in the process of developing policies and procedures around the very limited number of requests we’ve received to date, which we are handling on a case by case basis."

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