In connection with the recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the right of individuals to ask search engines to remove results for queries that include their name where those results are inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed, Google informed us about the webform available for EU residents to request such removals under EU data protection law. The webform is available here:
Google also notified us that they will begin processing removals over the coming weeks and that each individual request will be assessed in the light of balancing privacy rights of the individual and the public's right to know and distribute information. In the more complex cases Google will closely cooperate with the data protection authority of the EU member state whose law applies to the request.
Individuals who want to have material removed will have to provide links to the specified material, along with reasons for the request, information on their country of origin, and a copy of a valid form of photo ID.