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I think that does take us to privacy. If we follow your policy, we're now on page 2 of tab 6. The policy acknowledges that there might be sometimes occasions where material is posted which invades privacy. It gives examples. The examples are: inadvertent posting of public record, private phone numbers, identification numbers and the like, or intentional posting of email passwords, log-in credentials, credit card numbers or other data that is intended to be used for fraud or hacking.

Then it goes on to say what is done or not done, as in fact the case is. It says:

"Bing doesn't control the sites that publish this information or what they publish. Most of the time the website is in the best position to address any privacy concerns about the information it publishes. As long as a website continues to make the information available on the web, the information will be available to others. Once the website has removed the information and we have crawled the site again, it will no longer appear in our results. If the information has already been removed from that website but is still showing up in Bing's search results, you can request that we remove the information by using our content removal request form."

So on the wording of that policy, it appears that Bing isn't offering to do anything about removing a link from or a result from a search if it invades privacy. The victim is left to go direct to the publisher and the only circumstance in which Bing intervenes is if the material has been removed from the website but remains in your index. You will, in those circumstances, remove it from the index; is that right?

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