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Britons seek 'right to be forgotten'

One in 10 requests for web links to be removed from search results under European "right to be forgotten" laws have come from the UK, Google has said.

Google said it had removed 498,737 links from search results since May this year - including 63,616 pages following requests from the UK.

It said 18,304 requests were made in the UK, the third highest in the EU.

It follows a European Court of Justice ruling that links to irrelevant and outdated data can be erased on request.

The ruling sparked criticisms over censorship of material.

According to data released on its website, Google removed 35% - or 18,459 - of unwanted links to web pages following requests from the UK.

BBC

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