Posts Under: Google

Should the Right to be Forgotten be Secret and Global?

Implementing the right to be forgotten was never going to be easy as earlier blogs in this series have pointed out.  But recent press reports show how tricking this implementing is going to be, revealing suggestions that search engines should take down the links globally and keep their actions secret.  Both of these ideas would be missteps.

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A Dark Day for Free Expression on the Internet

The European Court of Justice’s recent decision granting EU citizens a right to be forgotten by search engines is a major blow to free expression on the Internet.  Reaction from media outlets like the New York Times and the Financial Times has been harshly critical and rightly so.   The key thing for Internet users and for public policymakers in Europe is to understand how this ruling might reduce the amount of accurate information available on the Internet.

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Leading IT Companies Call for Global Gov. Surveillance Reform

On Monday, several of the largest and most popular IT service providers called for Global Government Surveillance Reform.  In a joint letter, AoL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo called on the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information.

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