If you have ever Googled yourself, you might be disappointed at what you find. This could be because not only are you not on the first search page, there are pages, images and links to stuff that you thought was ancient history. The trick used to be, only put online what you are not ashamed of, because once you have posted something it is there forever. But if you are a citizen of the EU, then you could be in luck as a ruling by the European Court means that Google must remove links to your personal data if request to do so.
However, how do you get the search giant to remove these links? Simple, Google have made it easy for you with this Search removal request form. Just explain why, provide the links that you find upsetting and provide a bit of ID for Google to consider you request. According to Google, they say;
A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union found that certain users can ask search engines to remove results for queries that include their name where those results are “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.”