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Right to Be Forgotten

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.

Think of the Children 2.0

Tyler Lopez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Tyler Lopez

Common Sense Media celebrated a signature lobbying victory in September, this time regarding California's "online eraser" legislation, which compels w...

Learning From Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Eugene K. Chow

As the United States debates the precarious state of privacy rights in light of the NSA's domestic surveillance programs, American law could benefit from the underlying principle of the "right to be forgotten" -- dignity.

Court Rules That You Have No 'Right To Be Forgotten' By Google

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology

AMSTERDAM — A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice said Tuesday that Google and other search engines should not have to remove web pages cont...

How to Fix the EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Leslie Harris | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Leslie Harris

While the EU's "Right to Be Forgotten" proposal is intended to give Internet users more control over their data, critics have charged that the new right would pose significant unintended risks for free expression online.

Did My Daughter Have to Grow Up Because Selena Gomez Did?

Evan Selinger | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Evan Selinger

While Selena has good reason to shed her Disney image, the impact of that choice can't be contained. It can cause kids like my daughter to grow up before their time.

SXSW Panel Debates 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 03.15.2012 | Technology

Pull up your most embarrassing moment in your mind, whether it's a secret or not, and pretend it's now online. Whenever someone searches your name, it...

Lawmakers Propose 'Right To Be Forgotten Online'

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology

By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe proposed strict new data privacy rules on Wednesday, putting greater responsibility on ...

A FIRST: Google Hit With 'Right To Be Forgotten' Case

AP | By CIARAN GILES | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology

MADRID -- Their ranks include a plastic surgeon, a prison guard and a high school principal. All are Spanish, but have little else in common except th...

Privacy Regulators Urge 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In the first sign of where Europe may be headed with its privacy regulations, the European Union announced this week that social networking sites and ...