Friday, August 7, 2015

European Right To Be Forgotten Online In America?

Hmmm ... What have I done lately?
Panzer found an interesting post at The New York Times site today. While the post our investigative kitty found doesn't have anything to do with publishing or writing, it piqued his interest.

According to a post by Farhad Manjoo, there has been a recent development in the European Right to be Forgotten rule. It's been a year since the European Court of Justice gave Europeans the right to be forgotten online. That is, the right of an individual to ask search engines to remove information that a person feels misrepresents them or their current situation. Apparently, things have been going well so far. But now a change is in the making. Recently, "a French regulator's order that all of Google's sites, including American versions should grant the right to be forgotten ..." has caused Google to refuse to follow the order saying their American business is not covered by European rulings.

Panzer says, "Mom says, everybody has things they don't want their neighbors to know, so those things need to be forgotten online. I say, if you want to know what I've done, just read this blog."

Note: This is a v-e-r-y l-o-n-g p-o-s-t, so bring a h-u-g-e cup of tea.

To read the post, tootle over to right to be forgotten online

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