As a company focused on making it easier for the average person to conduct a background check, we’ve been following the EU ruling that individuals have the “right to be forgotten” when it comes to search engine results with some interest. As Google begins complying with the new law, it is worth considering the implications, even if a similar ruling has yet to make it to our shores.
With an individual’s right to request removal from a search engine, might this make the ability to search public records even more valuable? Should this apply equally to those with criminal records and those with merely unpleasant embarrassments from their past? We don’t have the answers, but think it merits more attention.
What do you think about this ruling? How might it affect your ability to search or be searched? Let us know in the comments.