When the European court of justice ruled that Google must allow citizens the right to be forgotten, they probably thought they were helping drunk college kids, scorned lovers, and those without any fashion sense, take back their web identity.
A noble cause.
According to The Guardian newspaper, what actually happened was the apparent scum of Europe applied to have their shady misdeeds scrubbed from the public eye:
Google said last Monday that it had so far received 41,000 requests to take down sensitive material from people in Europe since the landmark ruling, including a politician with a murky past, a convicted paedophile and a man who had attempted to murder his family and wanted to remove links about his crime. Google chief executive Larry Page has said that nearly a third of the 41,000 requests received related to a fraud or scram [sic], one fifth concerned serious crime, and 12% are connected to child pornography arrests.