The new EU "right to be forgotten" "sparked controversy when Europe's most popular search engine removed links to an article by a well-known BBC journalist about an ex-Wall Street banker and several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper," as the huge implications of the right to be forgotten ruling became clear.

I want to be notified by Google if someone demands them to censor my work. Wouldn't you? Doesn't everyone? We demand transparency about censorship, and that Google not be restrained from notifying censored individuals.

Letter to
Vice-President, Directorate General for Justice, European Commission Viviane Reding
European Commission Spokesperson Mina Andreeva
Please leave Google censorship notifications alone!

I read on Reuters that you are investigating Google "over their handling of "right to be forgotten" requests. One issue raised by the EU watchdogs was Google's decision to notify the owners of the websites that have been removed from search results."

Apparently "this sparked controversy three weeks ago when Europe's most popular search engine removed links to an article by a well-known BBC journalist about an ex-Wall Street banker and several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper."

Indeed it did. I was most disconcerted to read Robert Peston's story, as the huge implications of the right to be forgotten ruling became clear to me.

I want to be notified by Google if someone demands them to censor my work. Wouldn't you? Doesn't everyone?

We demand transparency about censorship, and that Google not be restrained from notifying censored individuals.