BBC Will Publish List of Right to be Forgotten Removals

The BBC is to publish a public list of its articles that have been removed from Google search results under Europe’s right to be forgotten ruling.

The BBC and the Guardian have been very critical of the ruling, often publishing the details of a removal request once it has been brought to their attention by Google. The BBC says that it will move to publish the list in the coming weeks.

David Jordan, head of editorial policy at the BBC, raised concerns over the lack of appeals process after a link had been removed, referencing a case where an IRA member successfully had a link to a story about him removed.

He said greater care should be given to the public’s “right to remember”.

The list will be a “resource for those interested in the debate,” said Jordan, adding that stories or identifying information will not be republished on the list when it goes live.