Thursday, May 15, 2014

The right to be forgotten online: EU court rules Google must remove personal data from search results on request

Internet users have the right to tell Google to hide embarrassing details of their past in search results, European judges  ruled yesterday.

Although content cannot be removed  from the internet altogether, the decision means it can be hidden from search results if it is ‘inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive’.

The ruling by the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice yesterday provoked a wave of anger in Britain.

Both privacy and freedom of expression watchdogs said it was a threat to free speech – condemning efforts to allow people to ‘whitewash their personal history’.

Influential Tory Eurosceptic MP Dominic Raab added: ‘This ruling is a draconian attack on free speech and transparency, totally at odds with Britain’s liberal tradition.

‘It highlights the increasingly authoritarian dimension to the EU, which threatens basic freedoms we have long taken for granted.’



Anonymous said...

Harvard to require whites to check their privilege

Bird of Paradise said...

No more white privlage what about Black Privlage

The real Snorpht FIngerPoot said...

Dat Mamas Boy Aussie still pretending to have degrees?

Well Wipe Me Arse and call me a Crackie.

So Aussie Boy, you ever finally burn your Blue Dress. You know the one you used ot waer over to Bills shack?

Anonymous said...

Depends which side of the fence you sit on I guess. How many judges have predilections like Max Mosley and are deciding the case in self interest?

What happens if someone captures the deleted data and it becomes interlinked with new searches? What about other search engines?

Go Away Bird said...

Liberals want everybodies personal information open to the public ececpt their own that is