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Right to Be Forgotten

Google Rejects 'Right To Be Forgotten' Order In France

Associated Press | Damon Beres | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology

PARIS (AP) — Google is rejecting an order by the French data privacy agency to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying European law all...

Do we Have a Right to be Forgotten?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.16.2016 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

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.

Why Does Europe Hate Silicon Valley?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

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.

French Regulator Orders Google To Extend 'Right To Be Forgotten' Worldwide

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2016 | Media

(Adds details) PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) - France's data protection regulator ordered Google to remove information from all versions o...

Judge Google: Why the EU Should Embrace Google's Role in the Right to Be Forgotten

Edward Lee | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Edward Lee

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

Cyberpolitics in 3 triangles: How to avoid a digital Bermuda Triangle

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

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.

There is no "Right to be Forgotten"

David Rodin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
David Rodin

There is no right to be forgotten. There is not even a right to be remembered fairly. This is for the simple reason that thought is free. We reject the notion that what we remember, and what we forget, can ever be subject to moral or legal constraint.

Should You Have The Right To Be Forgotten On Google? Nationally, Yes. Globally, No.

Luciano Floridi | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Luciano Floridi

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.

Google's Big Choice Over 'Right To Be Forgotten'

Reuters | Julia Fioretti | Posted 03.21.2015 | Media

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google is only removing search results from European websites when individuals invoke their "righ...

EU Bureaucrats Want to Dictate What Content Americans Can View on U.S.-Based Websites

Peter Scheer | Posted 02.16.2015 | Technology
Peter Scheer

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.

The Rights, They Are A-Changin'

William F. Schulz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
William F. Schulz

Few of the "emerging" rights have yet garnered sufficient consensus to be considered established universal rights. But what the political nature of human rights does point to is this: each one of us has a role to play in shaping the human rights of the future.

The New Social Contract for The Internet

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

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.

Net Neutrality's Big Bottom Line

David Sable | Posted 01.17.2015 | Media
David Sable

Net Neutrality. Not to be confused with Net Openness. And certainly not with Right to Be Forgotten.

The Right to Be Forgotten: An Insult to Latin American History

Eduardo Bertoni | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Eduardo Bertoni

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.

Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

David Sable | Posted 09.13.2014 | Media
David Sable

In an always-on digital world, we have the two-edged sword of our "legacy cement" constantly being poured...hero to zero and back again before it dries.

Why Google's Removal of News Links in the EU Is a Good Thing

Evan Leatherwood | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Evan Leatherwood

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.

Google Backtracks On Harshly Criticized Censorship Decision

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Media

(Reuters) - Google Inc GOOGL.O GOOG.O on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper, underscori...

Google Is Removing Negative Coverage Of Powerful People From Its Search Results

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.04.2014 | Media

The implementation of the European Union's so-called "right to be forgotten" policy is already having a worrying impact on the media, with at least tw...

Shaping the Rule of Law, Trust And Resolution in The Online Justice System

Jeffrey M. Aresty | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey M. Aresty

The ability to negotiate, reach consensus, and resolve disputes online will be an essential set of skills for all who participate.

The Dangerous Proliferation of the 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Zachary Graves | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Zachary Graves

As western democracies find ways to limit content online, it gives more heavy-handed governments like Russia an excuse to jump on the global Internet censorship bandwagon.

Should the U.S. Have Google's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Too?

John P. David | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
John P. David

Google recently unveiled a system which enables citizens of the European Union to ask the search engine to remove results from its listings. The move comes in response to a landmark European Union court ruling which gave people there the "right to be forgotten."

Google Gets a Philosopher to Decide Who Gets "Forgotten"

Stephen Balkam | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Google has announced that they are now accepting requests from Europeans to take down links to unflattering or potentially damaging reports or content. What lies ahead is an ethical and legal morass of issues and contentious debate.

Do You Have a Right to Privacy... From Google?

Michael Gregg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

From Google Search's exhaustive indexing of personal information, to revenge porn sites and surveillance cameras, is personal privacy still relevant?

The Right to Remember

Stephen Balkam | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

The European Union Court of Justice's recent ruling in favor of a "right to be forgotten" has roiled the Internet industry and observers alike. While on the face of it, the court's decision would appear to be a victory for individuals, it brings a host of other unintended consequences and considerable uncertainty.

The Right to Rewrite Your Personal History

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

On May 13, the ECJ rained on Google's anti-privacy parade by ruling that people can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results. On the surface, you would think that online privacy advocates would refer to this court decision as the shot heard round the world -- only it's not and here's why.