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Google deleted 26.3% webpage addresses of those requested by Russians — company

March 29, 14:54 UTC+3 MOSCOW
In line with the "right to be forgotten" law any citizen may apply to a search engine operating in Russia with a request to delete links to information about him/her that do not satisfy the citizen
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MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Google deleted 26.3% URL addresses of websites out of those requested by Russians within the implementation framework of the so-called "right to be forgotten" law effective from January 1, the company said on Tuesday. Russian citizens presented 1.46 mln requests as of March 29, Google said. 642,000 URL addresses were requested for deletion from Google search results.

The Russian law on the right to be forgotten is effective from January 1, 2016. Any citizen may now apply to a search engine operating in the territory of Russia with a request to delete links to information about him/her that do not satisfy the citizen. The search engine considers an application and decides whether to delete links or refuse to do so. The citizen may apply to court in the latter case and request that links are not issued any more. The law at the same time does not limit access to resources directly distributing such information about citizens.

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