« John F. Lynch's "Sitting on the Wall." Or how should Outside Counsel think about GCs and In-house Counsel? | Main | In these sleepy SoCal towns there's just no place for a street fightin' man. »

May 15, 2014

The Net: European Union Court sides with privacy-based "right to be forgotten" and riles everyone else.

On Tuesday, the highest court in Europe ruled that, in many cases, an EU citizen can ask a search engine to remove unwanted content on the Internet, and the search engine must comply. See, e.g., today's International Business Times. The world's reaction in the simplest terms: Privacy advocates love it, regarding it as a strike for the protection of private citizen data. Free expressionists hate it, correctly regarding the ruling as conferring a government right to censor.


Posted by JD Hull at May 15, 2014 12:31 AM


Post a comment

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Remember me?