right to be forgotten
Yes, I Was a Glamour Model, But Do I Have to Be Defined By This Sexed-Up Image of My Eighteen-Year-Old Self Forever?
It dwells on me as I stare at the Internet version of myself, I don't want to delete my past entirely... People change. People can be more than one thing. We all deserve 'the right to be forgotten' not to censor our mistakes, so our Google personas don't solely dictate who we are. I guess writing about reinvention is the easy part; it's fighting for it in reality that's the challenge.
The High Court has ruled the pictures illegal. Google refuses to take straightforward technical measures to stop them being displayed on its search engine. In a society with respect for the rule of law, that is clearly wrong. The point is a straightforward one: should Google be allowed to refuse to take measures to stop illegal images being displayed? Or should they have to respect the law and the courts as is the norm in all civilised societies? I believe that it's time for Google to learn that with great power and wealth comes great responsibility, not immunity from the rule of law.
Can companies relax about personal data and consumer fears? Not in the slightest. We may have a better understanding about the benefits of sharing our data with the brands we love, but that does not negate their responsibility to protect that data.
Wikipedia has published its first transparency report, detailing the number of requests it has received for user data or
The European Court of Justice's demand for internet search engines to respect individuals' "right to be forgotten" is unworkable
The "right to be forgotten" could be seen as a potential coup for brands and consumers who wish to rid themselves of those old, embarrassing search links once and for all... Instead of being asked in the fine print if we wish to opt out, the marketing industry may need to get used to the idea of politely asking consumers to opt in.
After a decision by a European court, Google has recently been forced to remove links to certain content on request. Known
The home of disgraced former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin has vanished from Google Street View, just weeks after
Google has launched a new form to allow EU citizens to request information be removed to protect their reputation. The move
You may have seen in the news recently that the European Union is undergoing its first major overhaul of data protection and privacy reforms since 1995. But what will these mean for you and I? In short: