According to media reports, Google is resisting the global application of the European Union’s right to be forgotten. It is entirely right. And it is important to understand why this is a matter of urgent principle for all organizations and individuals whose lives are improved by a vibrant open Internet.
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.