Ever since Europe’s version of the Supreme Court ruled that search engines need to remove links that are outdated or “irrelevant” from the search results of individuals in European countries, thousands of requests have been flowing into the search giant, ranging from a person convicted of possession of child porn who wants news articles about that conviction removed to a doctor who wants reviews of her practice removed. There are likely many other far more innocuous requests, like people who want an ex-boyfriend’s blog post mention removed from their results, but those aren’t the ones who get the controversial attention. A source familiar with the matter says Google has gotten over 12,000 requests for removal across Europe and is receiving up to 20 requests per minute. The demand for search engine oblivion is strong.

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