EU regulators had that meeting with the search engines about the “right to be forgotten” ordeal on Thursday, and Google did indeed participate. There had initially been some question regarding whether or not Google would be in attendance.
The Wall Street Journal has a source apparently with direct knowledge of what was discussed in the meeting, and shares some stats Google presented, which include:
– It has removed over 50% of URLs requested.
– It has rejected over 30%.
– It has requested additional info for 15% of cases.
– It has received requests from 91,000 people to remove 328,000 URLs just through 07/18.
– 17,500 requests came from France, while 16,500 came from Germany, and 12,000 came from the UK.
There’s no word on what kind of numbers Bing is seeing, though its tool has only been available since last week.
Yahoo was reportedly also in attendance at the meeting, but it’s still unclear what the company’s status is in relation to the law.
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