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26 September 2019
Bing has announced on its blog that it is to alter its â€śright to be forgottenâ€ť rules. Currently, when a 'right to be forgotten' (or RTBF) request is received by the search engine, the page is simply removed from â€śall applicable European versions of Bingâ€ť for a search for the name in question. However, in the future, the search engine will use the user's location in order to de-list â€śthe relevant URL on all versions of Bing, including Bing.comâ€ť, for anyone searching for the â€śforgottenâ€ť name in the country where the RTBF request came from. The alteration to the rules means that the â€śright to be forgottenâ€ť will now effect search results on any version of Bing, even non-European ones, if the search itself comes from an affected country. Bing said in the post that the decision was made in order to reflect â€śrecent developments in the European data protection regulatory environmentâ€ť.