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Submitting privacy-related requests to block results in the EU

On May 13, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that certain users have the right to ask search engines to remove results for queries that include the person's name if inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive.

If you are a European resident and want to request that Microsoft block search results on Bing in response to searches on your name, please use this form.

Please note that Bing does not publish or control the content in question. Blocking it from certain search results on Bing does not remove the content from the web. If you want the content removed from the web, we recommend that you contact the webmaster of the site publishing the content.

We encourage you to provide complete and relevant information for each applicable question on the form. We will use the information that you provide to evaluate your request. We may also consider other sources of information beyond the form to verify or supplement the information you provide. In reviewing information provided by you, Microsoft is committed to ensuring privacy in accordance with our privacy statement.

In accordance with the ruling, the information you provide will help us to consider the balance between your individual privacy interest and the public interest in protecting free expression and the free availability of information, consistent with European law. As a result, making a request does not guarantee that a particular search result will be blocked.

Given the many questions that have been raised about how the recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union should be implemented, the form and the related processes may change as additional guidance becomes available. Submissions may be reevaluated over time.