right to be forgotten
A London judge says Google must scrub search results related to one man’s prior criminal conviction — but not for another man.
"The Internet would only be as free as the world's least free place," the company wrote on its Europe policy blog.
In my spring course about technology and politics, we discussed how technology is viewed as good or bad, and the impact it has on society. After hearing about the "right to be forgotten" debate in class, I tried to look at the ruling and its impact from different viewpoints.
American ingenuity is alive and well. We've changed the rules of the game, invented new playing fields, and blazed new paths. Europeans would admit this reality as much as we do ourselves. The divide therefore comes when Europe thinks these services don't protect the individual.
PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) - France's data protection regulator ordered Google to remove information from all versions of its
This exchange between European and American perspectives is healthy. So is the heated public debate over the wisdom of the right that has ensued in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere
Most data is stored by states and businesses. The question of data tracking and reporting by states and business is a current focus of digital policy discussions.
The day after some worldwide delinking starts being implemented, nothing will stop undemocratic and illiberal places from hosting a search engine that provides links to all information anyway. It would be ironic if we were to find information using a search engine based in North Korea because it were more complete than the local ones.
Between September and November, an advisory council, including a former German justice minister and Wikipedia founder Jimmy
Although the Right to be Forgotten ruling, to date, may have affected content that is mostly trivial, the precedent of governmental censorship across borders, once established, can't be easily confined to information that society doesn't much care about.
It is time for our Internet masters, most of them in the U.S., to acknowledge that a state is not just a counter-terrorism agency or a counter-regulating body. Each state must stand for social peace, public health, education, welfare, protection and prosperity for its citizens and neighbors.
Recently, I was discussing with fellow colleagues from Latin America the implications of the decision of the European Union's Court of Justice that establishes the "right to be forgotten." One of them pointed out that the content of this "right" notwithstanding, the name itself was an affront to Latin America; rather than promoting this type of erasure, we have spent the past few decades in search of the truth.
The furor over Google's removal of news links in the EU will, I hope, alert people to the dangers of allowing a single, commercially motivated entity to effectively be the sole gatekeeper and organizer of the Web's information.
“This is a new and evolving process for us. We’ll continue to listen to feedback and will also work with data protection
The Guardian's James Ball wrote that the newspaper had received a notification from Google that six of its articles had been
The ability to negotiate, reach consensus, and resolve disputes online will be an essential set of skills for all who participate.