Every so often I search for myself on Google. This is me keeping tabs on my online identity, and not just vanity. Honest.
I’ve noticed recently that at the bottom of the search results (which are mostly about me, which is a big “Yay!” for my integrated social search optimisation strategy of just blathering a lot) the following line appears:
Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more
This only seems to display when a search is about an individual, and I would like it to be removed when people search for me.
I haven’t asked for any search results to be removed, and the only other Matt Ballantines who appear on the Internet are in Australia, New Zealand or the United States where European data protection laws doesn’t work. But by bringing the subject up, it looks as if I might have been asking for something to be removed and quite frankly I don’t want to be tarred with the same brush as some right evil bastards.
So, can I have my right to not be forgotten back now please? Thanks.