Nov 072010
 November 7, 2010  Posted by  Laws, Misc

Jim Harper writes:

The recent European Commission proposal to create a radical and likely near impossible-to-implement “right to be forgotten” provides an opportunity to do some thinking about how privacy norms should be established.

After quoting some interesting thoughts from philosopher-lawyer Bruno Leoni, Jim comments:

The proposed “right to be forgotten” is a soaring flight of fancy, produced by detached intellects who lack the knowledge to devise appropriate privacy norms. If it were to move forward as is, it would cripple Europe’s information economy while hamstringing international data flows. More importantly, it would deny European consumers the benefits of a modernizing economy by giving them more privacy than they probably want.

Read his whole commentary on Tech Liberation.

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