Petition for Introducing the Right to Remove Personal Information from Search Engines in the U.S.

Introducing the Right to Remove Personal Information on Search Engines in the U.S.

This petition is for promoting new legislation that should be enacted to provide citizens with privacy protection regarding their personal sensitive data being findable on search engines.

Personal information concerning ordinary people and the most vulnerable shouldn’t be available on search engines because it violates their dignity, security, and right to privacy.

Sign the Petition on Change.org
The Right to Remove would identify straightforward categories of personal information for the practical legal right to remove links and content from search engines results.

The Right to Remove US would be a simple and workable state bill to be introduced in Congress and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.

Special categories of information that have an impact on the privacy and security of a subject’s private life and should be part of a basic Right to Remove from search engines:

  • Data about minors, posted by them or by any other parties.
  • Data on civil courts cases and registries, such as minor offenses, divorces, marriages, deaths, and births.
  • Data on criminal cases filed in courtrooms and in law enforcement offices.
  • Data on victims, witnesses, lawyers, and judges of crime verdicts and their reporting.
  • Data collected inside private property, workplaces, or governmental offices.

  • Information of an intimate nature, such as family matters and relationships.
  • Explicit sexual content, such as “revenge porn” or explicit material without an individual’s consent.
  • Information on sexuality or sexual orientations.
  • Information on political affiliations and preferences.
  • Information on religious beliefs and activities.
  • Information on ethnicity, race, and citizenship.
  • Information on the use of drugs for recreation.

  • Data on a person’s health, such as medication and diseases.
  • Data on personal financial records, such as debts and assets.
  • Data that uniquely identifies a subject, such as ID, car plate, or biometric data.

  • Information that perpetually or periodically stigmatizes as a consequence of past situations.

None of these should be findable on Internet search engines under an individual’s name. The right should apply only to ordinary private individuals, not businesses or public entities and personalities, which should be subject to another type of disclosure policy.







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Introducing the Right to Remove Personal Information from Search Engines in the U.S.