“Yandex” has rejected two-thirds of the act requests the “right to oblivion”


“Yandex” has granted only 27% of the requests on implementation of “right to oblivion”, the message says the company. Search engine received 3.6 thousand applications from 1348. Of these, 51% was in circulation about the removal of links to irrelevant, but reliable information 30% on false information, 25% on information that users consider irrelevant for other reasons, 23% for information about extinguished convictions, 19 per cent of the information disseminated in violation of the law, and 3% for information with signs of crimes, which expired bringing to criminal liability.

Lawyers “Yandex” has refused 73% total number of requests of users, of which 9% were partial failures (satisfied requirements in respect of only part of links from the user). The company explains the high failure rate to a lack of tools for the validation of requests. “We warned about this at the stage of discussion of the bill: the law secures to the search engines non-core functions of the courts or enforcement agencies,” — said the search engine.

The company offers three measures to Refine the law to make “the decisions of the competent authorities” a prerequisite for the filing of appeals to add a measure of significance when considering appeals about the removal of irrelevant information and to provide the search engines the right to determine the form of references to them.

Match statistics

Valid requests under the law on the “right to oblivion” users often require to remove the information on the offenses for which charged or repaid a criminal record, and irrelevant information about working in an organization, says the Mail.ru Madina Group Tayupova. The company’s statistics coincides with the estimated “Yandex”: the percentage of successful cases is about 30%.

Google that with 2014 performs a similar law of a “right to oblivion” in the European Union, Russia received almost 1.5 thousand requests to remove 6.4 thousand URLS. The American Corporation has satisfied 26,2%.

In the “Rambler” from January 2016, has received 57 applications to request that we remove information about the applicant, says product Director at Rambler&Co, head of product “Rambler.ru” Marina Rossinskaya. The Rambler uses the search technology of Yandex since 2011, in connection with all appeals relating to the termination by the operator of the search system for issuing information about the reference of citizens on the Internet, we encourage you to submit to our partner, what with the developed system of interaction and notify the person, and “Yandex”, — explained Rossinsky .

Sanctions for Google

On 24 March the French regulator — the national Commission for information technology and civil liberties (CNIL) has fined Google a U.S. Corporation for dissatisfaction with the complaints about the implementation of the law on the “right to oblivion”. The amount of the fine amounted to €100 thousand As according to Bloomberg, the CNIL requires Google to remove from search results links to sites with illegally posted personal information of the users. The explanation of the regulator that the company has removed links from domain зоны.fr but kept mirrors of illegal sites in soneson available to French users. Google has said it will challenge the fine.

Don’t end up in court

Amendments to the draft law “On information, information technologies and protection of information”, or the law of a “right to oblivion”, allowed the Russians to purge out of finding undesirable information about themselves. They entered into force on 1 January 2016. Search engines are obliged on demand of the citizen to stop issuing links on irrelevant, unreliable and disseminated in violation of the law information. In the event of failure of the search engine to remove links, you may appeal the decision in court. If “Yandex” or his competitors will refuse to remove information from the issuance by a court, they face a fine of up to RUB 1 million. the Bill also fines came into force at the beginning of the year.

“Yandex” in its communication, specifies that no judicial process because of “right to oblivion” has not yet been conducted. A source close to the company, said that the Internet giant has received two lawsuits from users. The first was filed by a citizen Kolupaeva P. O. in the left-Bank court of Lipetsk (claims he got the Google and Rambler, the complaint Kolupaeva, presumably, concerned the information about criminal cases). The second lawsuit to “Yandex” filed February 16, 2016 in Hamovnichesky court of Moscow Kotov S. A. As the business card on the court’s website, the statement of claim returned to the claimant on the basis that “not signed or filed by a person without authority.”