Bing will get a “Right to be Forgotten” option soon, Microsoft have once again reiterated. The company says that such a feature is currently in development, and details are being finalized.

Exactly how soon it is implemented, however, remains unclear.

Under this recent court ruling, Internet users in Europe have the right (under certain conditions) to ask companies that offer online services to remove their personal information from their pages. The European Commission made it clear that it wants search engines to introduce such options very quickly.

And now a Microsoft spokesperson said in a short statement to TechCrunch:

“We’re continuing to work out the details on how we plan to implement the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice and expect to launch a form soon for EU residents to submit requests.”

Google has already introduced such an option, and it was overwhelmed with thousands of such requests soon after the debut of this feature. Redmond, it appears, needs a little more time correctly implement the “Right to be “Forgotten” option.

Last we heard on the matter was the Microsoft had started development of such a feature.

The EU, on the other hand, has promised to work closely with online service providers to ensure the speedy adoption of this data protection reform.

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  1. Whatever helps BING spread all over the world

  2. Mike Greenway / July 11, 2014 at 10:41 am /Reply

    Bing should have my memory, forgetting things is no problem!

  3. Right move no matter how or why it’s happening. The only thing that concerns me from Microsoft’s perspective is that they were late to the party again. Not going to help them catch Google.

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