Submitting data protection-related requests to block results for residents of the Russian Federation

Submitting data protection-related requests to block results for residents of the Russian Federation

Effective January 1, 2016, residents of the Russian Federation have the right to ask search engine operators to remove specific results (a link or URL, for example) about an individual for searches that include the person's name, if such information:

  • has been distributed in violation of the law of the Russian Federation
  • is false or irrelevant
  • has become unimportant for the individual due to any subsequent events or actions of the individual
The foregoing does not apply to information about criminally punishable acts or omissions where the action limitation period has not expired, as well as information about crimes committed by such individual unless the conviction is expunged.

If you are a Russian Federation resident and want to request that Microsoft block search results on Bing in response to searches on your name, please use this form. For social media-related blocking requests, please see the additional information below.

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.

If the search engine operator finds any omissions, inaccuracies, or errors in your request, you must take measures to provide missing information, eliminate inaccuracies and errors, and send the updated information, plus an identification document (if not provided), to the search engine operator within ten (10) business days of the receipt of the inquiry.

Bing will send you notice of fulfillment or a reason for refusal to fulfill your request.

The form and the related processes may change as additional guidance becomes available. Submissions may be reevaluated over time.

Bing has received requests to block user profiles, photos, and URLs associated with various social media sites from Bing search results. If you created or posted the content to social media sites that you want to block, delete, or diminish from search results—both on Bing and other search engines—please try using the content removal tools and processes available from these social media sites. These tools and processes may be the most effective way for you to remove social media content from search results.

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