Forgive and Forget or Live to Regret? Google Evaluates One Million Links for the EU’s Right to Be Forgotten

In a previous blog post, we covered the drama surrounding the right to be forgotten (aka the right of individuals to have personal information removed from the internet that they find embarrassing, harmful, or potentially stigmatizing), its express adoption in the EU, and Google’s alleged obligation to investigate.

Since last spring, Europeans have been able to submit a demand to Google to have search results about their names removed, Continue reading

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Parks and Rec. & Personal Identifying Information

In its last season, the popular show Parks and Recreation has made some big changes and, although set in the near future, is dealing with an issue already debated throughout the world: personal identifying information and data mining. Set in 2017, Pawnee, IN is now host to Gryzzl, a “super chill” Google-esque tech conglomerate providing free internet, social media networks, and even tablets to Pawnee. However, even in the eyes of its habitually corporate-loving citizens, Gryzzl has gone too far. Continue reading

Legitimate Right or Dangerous Denial: The Right to Be Forgotten Online

The “right to be forgotten” is a (newly recognized) right of individuals to have personal information removed from the internet that they find embarrassing, harmful, or potentially stigmatizing. Whether it is, or should be, an actual right is a hotly contested subject throughout the world.

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