Aug 082014
 August 8, 2014  Non-U.S.

Lilian Edwards writes:

1  Everyone thinks it’s a bad idea, so why hasn’t it gone yet, already.

No they don’t, actually.  Just the people who get to write in mass media. Few people in Europe, and fewer still in the US, realise that a surreptitious propaganda war is being fought around the simple idea that if personal information has been distributed about you, which is erroneous, outdated, incomplete or in some way unreasonably harms you, then  you should have the right to have that information rectified or take down. All that is new about the Google Spain decision is that it extends this right from people or hosts who publish the data, to search engines that link to it.

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