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