Following the ‘right to be forgotten’ European Union (EU) ruling in May, the vast majority of submissions for link removals have been made through Google’s.

However, this week, Microsoft launched its own online removal form, allowing individuals to request blocks’ to search results through Bing. The application allows EU residents to request the removal of links to specific search results appearing about them on the Internet.
Bing Right To Be Forgotten Removal Process

If you are a European resident and want to request that Microsoft’s block search result on Bing in response to searches on your name, please use this form.

Bing encourages you to provide complete and relevant information for each applicable question on its form. They will use the information that you provide to evaluate your request.

Bing will also consider other sources of information beyond this form to verify or supplement the information you provide. This information will help them to consider the balance between your individual privacy interest and the public interest in protecting free expression and the free availability of information, consistent with European law. As a result, making a request does not guarantee that a particular search result will be blocked.

You will also be asked to upload documentation that verifies the information you input.

  • You have to Include one or more documents that verify your full legal name and your European country of residence.
  • If the name on which you are requesting search results to be blocked is a name other than your legal name, documentation verifying the same will be needed.
  • You may obscure any details on the documents that are not related to verifying your name, country of residence, or the validity of the document itself.
  • The documents need not to be government-issued identification; Incomplete, inadequate or unreliable request may not be responded.
  • Your documentation will be only used to verify the information you have provided, and we will delete later once your request has been resolved.