A politician seeking re-election who doesn't want this previous unflattering expenses claims resurfacing.

A GP who has had multiple negative reviews from patients appear online.

And a paedophile, convicted of possessing child abuse images.

These are not three people you could typically group together, but thanks to an EU court ruling last week, all three are now seeking to have their past pasts forgotten by Google.

Last week the EU Court of Justice ruled that individuals have a "right to be forgotten" meaning that in certain cases "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant data" should be removed from results thrown up by search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing.

While some hailed it as a win for personal privacy, most have called into question the logic of implementing a ruling which relies on laws which were implemented before the internet was created.