Request removal of content indexed on Google Search based on data protection law in Europe

In May 2014, a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (C-131/12, 13 May 2014) found that certain people can ask search engines to remove specific results for queries that include their name, where the interests in those results appearing are outweighed by the person's privacy rights.

When you make such a request, we will balance the privacy rights of the individual with the public's interest to know and the right to distribute information. When evaluating your request, we will look at whether the results include outdated information about you, as well as whether there's a public interest in the information - for example, we may decline to remove certain information about financial scams, professional malpractice, criminal convictions, or public conduct of government officials.

You will need a digital copy of a form of identification to complete this form. If you are submitting this request on behalf of someone else, you will need to supply identification for them.

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Your own name, even if you are making the request on behalf of someone else who you are authorized to represent. If you are representing someone else, you must have the legal authority to act on their behalf.

If you are submitting this request on behalf of someone else, please specify your relationship to that person (for example: "parent", "attorney"). We may ask for documentation confirming that you are authorized to represent this person.

To prevent fraudulent removal requests from people impersonating others, trying to harm competitors, or improperly seeking to suppress legal information, we need to verify identity. A passport or other government-issued ID is not required. You may obscure parts of the document (e.g. ID number) as long as the remaining information identifies you. You may also obscure your photograph, unless you are asking for removal of pages that include photographs of you. Google will use this information solely to help us document the authenticity of your request and will delete the copy within a month of closing your removal request except as otherwise required by law.

To upload more than one document, hold down the Ctrl or Command key while choosing files.

If you've already asked us to remove URLs containing similar content, we can help you more quickly if you reply to the email we sent you instead of sending a new notice.

If you'd rather send us a new notice, enter the 14-digit reference number from your previous request. As an example, the format will be 1-1111000001111. You can find it in the subject line of the email we sent you.


This should be the name that, when used as a search query, produces the results you would like to delist. If you wish to submit multiple names (e.g. if your maiden name differs from your current last name), put a "/" between the names. For example, "John Smith / John Doe".

If this notice concerns multiple reasons for infringement, please submit only the first one below. Then, click the "Add a new group" link below the text boxes to add another reason.

For each URL you provided, please explain:

(1) how the page relates to the subject of this request; and
(2) why the content on this page is unlawful, inaccurate, or outdated.

For example: "(1) This page is about me because a, b, and c. (2) This page should not be included as a search result because x, y, and z."

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Please enter one URL per line (Max 1000 lines)
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Please read the following statements, and check the boxes to confirm that you agree.

Google LLC will use the personal information that you supply on this form (including your email address and any ID information) and any personal information you may submit in further correspondence for the purposes of processing your request and meeting our legal obligations. We may share details of your request with data protection authorities, but only when they require these details to investigate or review a decision that we have made. That will normally be because you have chosen to contact your national DPA about our decision. We may provide details to webmaster(s) of the URLs that have been removed from our search results.

Please note that if you are signed into your Google Account, we may associate your submission with that account.


MM/DD/YYYY (e.g. "12/19/2010")
e.g. John A. Smith
By typing your full name above, you are providing us with your digital signature, which is as legally binding as your physical signature. Please note that your signature must exactly match the first and last names that you entered at the top of this web form in order for your submission to be successful.