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by | 3rd, July 2014

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WANT to manage your reputation on Google?

On June 29, the Sunday Times reported:

MEMBERS of parliament, celebrities and public figures who try to whitewash their reputations by demanding Google remove embarrassing material from search results will have their requests turned down. The European Court of Justice ruled last month that individuals can demand Google and other search engines remove material that is no longer relevant or out of date.

Google has already had 50,000 requests to remove data and started removing links from search results last week.

However, the company considers that the ruling does not extend to public figures who want to remove potentially damaging material from public view.

An MP seeking re-election and an actor wanting details of an affair with a teenager are among the individuals who have made take-down requests. The Sunday Times understands such applications will be refused.

But what about if a private figure goes on to become a public figure?

Today the Times had an update:

An article criticising a fallen Wall Street banker is to be purged from Google’s search results in the first example of the chilling effect of the “right to be forgotten” online. The search engine sent an alert to the BBC yesterday, warning that a six-year-old blog post by Robert Peston, its

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