The Right to be Forgotten

Friday, May 30, 2014

Danny Hakim, European economic correspondent for The New York Times, discusses his reporting on a European court ruling that said large Internet companies must consider individuals' requests to remove unflattering or private digital trails of them from the web.


Danny Hakim

Comments [4]

Taher from Croton on Hudson

Everything that’s being said on these web pages will probably be censored under European Internet rules. Who wants to listen passively to a radio show, like the Brian Lehrer Show?

May. 30 2014 12:04 PM

The U.S. version could be called the "Rick Santorum Wants His Name Back Act"

May. 30 2014 11:56 AM
brainiac3397 from USA

On one hand, a person should be exclusively in charge of their own personal information and thus be able to request whatever information they want removed to be removed.

On the other hand, this information can be beneficial for other to establish a preliminary judgement of said person. If the person has posted things of himself that shout "reckless, careless, lazy and arrogant trouble-maker", an employer would probably like to have access to this information. At least this way there would be some sort of evidence to cross-check the potential employees credentials.

If you don't want that information out there, don't be a fool and post it. It's that simple. The internet is a public place, even if you're in the privacy of your own home.

May. 30 2014 11:17 AM

Too much money to be lost for Verizon and the other US data marketers and buyers to allow their DC puppets to miss collecting a single byte of our data.

May. 30 2014 10:22 AM

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