90 Spaniards win right to be erased from Google

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Google has been ordered to remove links related to 90 Spaniards who have asked the search giant to do so.

The Spaniards concerned have all, on an individual basis, demanded to exercise their right to be forgotten, and the Spanish Data Protection Agency has agreed with them.

The reason for a request to be erased can vary, from something simply embarrassing, or for legal reasons.

Google can now appeal that decision by taking the matter to the Spanish National Court, a process it has already carried out on five earlier occasions.

Meanwhile the European Union is studying new legislation which would give citizens the right to completely erase any information published about them on the internet.