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Now Bing (remember that?) is rolling out its own right to be forgotten form

The form will apply to both Bing and Yahoo since the latter uses Microsoft’s search engine to power its own results.

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SINCE THE EUROPEAN Court of Justice’s ruling concerning the removal of certain search results came into play, the focus has has been very much on Google, but other search engines will be following suit.

Microsoft will be the latest company to roll out its own request form which could arrive as soon as next week, reports the New York Times.

The release date isn’t certain yet as Microsoft must coordinate with Yahoo first, which uses Bing to power its search results, before it can go ahead with it.

While Bing only holds a small fraction of European search traffic, Google controls more than 90% of European online searches, it’s expected that it will be soon processing requests from people and organisations requesting the ‘right to be forgotten.

When Google made its online form available to users, it received more than 12,000 requests within the first 24 hours, before this increased to 41,000 after four days.

Recently, Google had been criticised for removing certain search results from media sites like the BBC and The Guardian. It later restored the results saying it was still learning and it was “a new and evolving process for us.”

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