Remind me how this is supposed to work...
Say Joe Bloggs, now a "respectable" consultant in the realms of companies and finance...
... back in his student days engaged in drunken activities with the rugby club, including dancing naked on the tables in a public bar in Glasgow. Photos of the high jinx exist, and were published with a story in the Glasgow Herald, now available on-line.
Joe Bloggs would rather this material did't come to light, as it could be career-limiting. He puts in a right-to-be-forgotten request, which is granted.
Is the up-shot that:
A. The newspaper story page disappears entirely from results on Google.co.uk (for any and all search terms applicable to the story)
B. The page is concealed ONLY for search terms "Joe Bloggs" (but a search for "drunken students" "rugby" "naked" "bar" would still list it highly?
C. How about "Bloggs" "drunken students" "rugby" "naked" "bar" ?
D. Or "Joe" "drunken students" "rugby" "naked" "bar" ?
If (A) then Google results become totally moth-eaten for Europe
If (B) then there's relatively little consequence ... unless you're looking for the person specifically
... however, if you search for a name, and get a "Some results have been removed" warning, you might start to wonder what they have to hide. If the name is not common, then it may cause reputational damage to other people who share their name!
If (C) or (D) then it's just getting even more arbitrary.
Can you only block searches based on your legal name under the European legislation? Or can you get pages/searches blocked on the basis of email-addresses and other unique identifiers?