Can someone in the public eye use a removal request to have links about them taken down ?

It’s unlikely. The CJEU has specified that search engines must consider the public’s right to information as it is of more importance when dealing with someone in the public eye.

The form allows people to submit the name they would like search results removed for. However, it only allows for the submission of one name, which some view as one of its flaws.[23] For example, if someone known as both “Lawrence Smith” and “Larry Smith” were to submit a form for the removal of search results for his name, he would only be allowed to indicate one of these names on the form.

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