Microsoft still trying to figure out its 'right to be forgotten' setup for Bing

Microsoft is in the middle of trying to comply with a recent law, passed in May by the European Union Court of Justice, that requires all search engines that operate in the EU to hide content if a person requests their name not show up in their search results. The effort is better known as the "right to be forgotten".

Microsoft posted word this week about its status for complying with the law, in regards to its Bing search service. It stated:

We're currently working on a special process for residents of the European Union to request blocks of specific privacy-related search results on Bing in response to searches on their names. Given the many questions that have been raised about how the recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union should be implemented, developing an appropriate system is taking us some time. We'll be providing additional information about making requests soon.

Google has already put a system in place where people can request to have their names hidden from its search results. It's currently unknown how long the EU will wait for Microsoft to comply with the new law.

Source: Bing; Via: Neowin

John Callaham