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Lessons from the ‘right to be forgotten’

elephant-dontrecall-SqGraduate student Jathan Sadowski interviews law professor on the “right to be forgotten.”

There’s a truism among certain circles of analysts and commentators: Technologies usually outpace the laws meant to govern and regulate them. It’s often big news when legislation is passed that aims to address technological issues such as, for instance, privacy and surveillance. One such legal action recently came from the European Court of Justice, which ruled that people have a “right to be forgotten.” That is, search engines like Google now have a legal obligation to “forget” a person if he or she chooses to make a claim indicating where indexed search results are “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.”

Read more in The Hill.

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This entry was posted on June 2, 2014 by in Philosophy and Perspective, Technology and Society, Technology Policy and tagged , , .
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