Request to Block Bing Search Results in Europe

Since the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union has been made in 2014, it has been decreed that in all search engines, such as Bing, an individual has the right to protect his own reputation and privacy by removing negative links concerning him. If, after a search carried out under his name, the results that appear are inadequate, inaccurate, no longer relevant or excessive, the European resident may use the appropriate tool to request to block Bing search results in Europe.

How to contact Microsoft to remove results from Bing

If you want to block Bing Search Results in Europe, you have to contact Microsoft through an online form (available at this link) concerning the “right to be forgotten”, where you have to provide complete and relevant information for each part of the form. If the appropriate balance between the right to privacy and public interest is found, Microsoft will block the results of your name searches and no more links that harm your reputation will appear. It is important to note, however, that throurgh this form oyu will obtain a search result delisting, that is the remotion of a link from Bing that will no longer be visible among the results of the search engine. However, to completely delete unwanted content even from its source and completely from the internet, you must contact the webmaster of the site itself. In this regard, Bing support page provides this useful link to the guide pages of the most common third-party sites. 

Request form to block Bing Search Results

Let’s now see how the delisting form on Bing is composed, in order to fill it out in a detailed and precise way in all its parts. First of all, we always recommend you to contact an expert in right to be forgotten and personal online reputation, so that you can be sure to get the job well done, avoid technical errors or shortcomings and clean up your digital reputation. 

The delisting request form consists mainly of four parts. The first part concerns the identity, residence and contact information, as it requires you to enter your full legal name, the search name that generated the unwanted result and the way in which they are linked to each other, your email address, your country or geographical area of residence and finally some attached documentation to demonstrate such personal data. Then, the second part of the for asks for the person’s role in the company or community and after that, in the third part, you will need to specify the URL(s) of the files or webpages to block (it can also be more than one URL, but they have to be linked to the same reason of removing). In the same part, the reason for such request must be entered, choosing among inaccuracy, falsehood, incompleteness, inadequacy, being improper, excessive, outdated or irrelevant. In the end, in the fourth and last part, the inserted declarations must be accepted and signed, to eventually click on “Send” at the bottom of the form.