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Google launched its Right to Be Forgotten page Friday, where residents of the European Union can request that links to information about them be removed from search results. It said it would assess each request and attempt to balance “the privacy rights of the individual with the public’s right to know and distribute information.” The ruling appears to only apply to citizens of the 28 European Union countries, plus a few additional countries linked to the EU such as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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