May 20, 2022

Web Search: “Russia Proposes Strict Online Right to be Forgotten”

From The Wall St. Journal:

Moscow is beefing up Russia’s “right to be forgotten,” making it significantly stricter than its European counterpart.


In Europe, Google set up a process so people could point out links they wanted removed from their own name-search results, along with an explanation of why the content was “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.”

In the Russian version, however, people wouldn’t have to provide specific hyperlinks—but merely say what information they want deleted, giving their right a far greater reach than their European counterparts.

Furthermore, the Russian version extends the right to erasure to public figures and information that is considered in the public interest. In Europe, public figures are not included in the right to be forgotten.

Read the Complete Article (approx. 500 Words)

See Also: Link to Yandex Blog Post Mentioned in Article

See Also: French Privacy Watchdog CNIL Orders Google to Expand ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ To ALL Internet Domains (June 12, 2015)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.