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Right to be forgotten
We are the only law firm in the UK with a dedicated team that specialises exclusively in making successful right to be forgotten applications. Often a right to be forgotten application forms the basis of a subsequent appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
The ICO is far more likely to overturn Google refusal to allow a right to be forgotten application than most people realise. Our experience is that an average of around 92% of right to be forgotten applications that our firm submits on behalf of our clients are successful, either with Google or upon appeal. This include right to be forgotten applications that end up being appealed to the ICO.
Successful right to be forgotten applications that we have recently submitted and have been successful with, include applications on behalf of individuals who had been convicted of criminal offences and of teachers who had been subject to teacher misconduct disciplinary procedure by National College for Teaching and Leadership, including teachers who had been subject to suspension which had in the meantime expired. We are generally highly successful in submitting right to be forgotten applications in relation to individuals who had been investigated, charged and tried by criminal courts and who had been found not guilty by the jury. Right to be forgotten applications that fall under this category include applications on behalf of celebrities and other individuals who are in the public eye or whose cases attracted media attention for various reasons.
When submitting a right to be forgotten application in relation to a newspaper article that is published online, you must take into consideration the possibility that Google will inform the publishes, particularly mainstream news publishers, of your application. This could result in various freedom of information by the news reported which you must be ready to handle and often object to as quickly as possible. Our supper friendly and highly knowledgeable lawyers are happy to help and answer any questions that you might have. Call us for a chat and for further advice on how to complete a successful right to be forgotten application.