I'm European and I think the EU was nuts to recognize a "right to be forgotten". It should more properly be named the "right to silence", because what it does is compel other people's free speech to go away. Not by gagging it, but by making sure nobody finds it which is underhanded and wrong in more ways I can count. It's like saying you can have your soap box, as long as I can put a glass dome around you so nobody can listen. If there's anything actually illegal published like your medical records or sex photos there's reason to remove it immediately. The only time this "right" comes into play is when you want people to forget the past.
But people have every right to remember the past, they made some kind of quasi-legal theory that humans forget and computers remember forever that is just wrong. People write diaries, memoirs, old newspapers and all sorts of papers have been archived for a long time, computers only made it easy to find which they didn't like. And from that dislike they tried conjuring a right that completely lacks principle and has no place in a free democracy. It's like they took 1984's removal of unwanted elements from the past and turned it into law. If people should have their past cleared why not nations, should Germany ask to be unlinked to the Holocaust because it's no longer relevant for what Germany is like today?
We all have a past, whether someone else is willing to forget and forgive it should be up to them. Not to the person who wants their past buried, not to Google, not to the courts. You can present whatever whitewashed version of the past that you want. But you shouldn't be able to stop other people from coming with their side of the story. Even Wikipedia realized vanity pages that removed any information the subject didn't like was a bad idea, which should tell you that the EU really screwed up on this one. Hopefully the world won't let the EU forget.