Google has begun complying with a European Court ruling instructing it to respect the rights of users in the EU to be "forgotten" by allowing them to request that information concerning them be deleted from the web. It has now made a webform available that lets users request the de-indexing of "irrelevant" or outdated content about them.

Google told TechCrunch that it is assembling an “expert advisory committee” to help it as it attempts to determine which requests are valid under the EU's ruling and which aren't. 

Some fear the process may lead to a form of censorship wherein people will be able to manipulate the information that's publicly available about them. However, it seems as though the privacy mechanism is one that many have been waiting for. On the first day alone, Google received several thousand requests to remove information. Can't blame 'em at all.

[via TechCrunch]