Microsoft said that the company verifies if there is a balance between the privacy and public interest of the applicant in safeguarding the availability of information (free) and free expression. The European court said that a direct application can be sent to the operator of the search engine. If the request is not heard, then an appeal can be sent to the court.
David Drummond, Google’s Chief legal Officer wrote in Guardian Newspaper that there should not be any consideration of public interest in processing such requests. Microsoft reported that the form and removal process of the search links can be changed as per the court ruling.
Yahoo is unresponsive to the court ruling. The company passed a statement that its team is engaged in the process of designing a solution for its Europe users to strike out a balance between privacy interests and the freedom of expression.