EU Courts Right To Be Forgotten Policy Is Baffling

by David Loft posted May 30th 2014

File Under Web

Shouldn't the EU courts be making the decisions on what can stay and what should go?

My first question is, should they not go after the sites actually hosting the unwanted content? Of course not, that would to difficult. Especially as much of that content may come from outside of EU's rule.

Also, if they want to allow Europeans to remove unwanted content, shouldn't the EU courts be making the decisions on what can stay and what should go? Are they really going to make Google decide what is relevant and what isn't? Is it not up to the court?

It's worth pointing out that Google is a search engine, its not an editorial. It's a reflection of society, what we create and what we search for and the bad goes along with all the good. Does the EU really want the bad 'books' burned and forgotten? Have they forgotten their past?

I truly, as a logical forward thinking individual, can't even remotely understand this ruling. Europes techno phobia is going to have a chilling affect on it's home grown tech industry, a profitable industry that is desperately needed Europes faltering economy.

Sources: Jeff Jarvis
The Guardian


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