Dangerous Ruling: EU Says Google Must Help People Disappear Stuff They Don't Like From The Internet

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#1

For years now we’ve explained why Europe’s concept of a “right to be forgotten” is a terrible, dangerous and impossible idea. The basic idea is that if you were involved in something that you’re not happy about later, you can demand that the incident be stricken from the record… everywhere. It’s a clear attack on free speech – allowing people to censor others from saying truthful and accurate things about someone.

Link: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140513/06385627215/dangerous-ruling-eu-says-google-must-help-people-disappear-stuff-they-dont-like-internet.shtml

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#2

I don’t see how this can be done from a practical aspect. IMO, this is another case of legislators and the court system making laws and judicial rulings that are ridiculous and impossible to implement.


#3

It’s a clear attack on free speech – allowing people to censor others from saying truthful and accurate things about someone.

No it is not. It’s (meant to be) a right to still have freedom and privacy even when you did something stupid you are very very ashamed of.

Even when you have your own quirky hobbies, religious beliefs, fetishes and other things that some people have no right to know about you in order to discriminate you in some sense.

Image you did something stupid when you were 14 years old. Like sipping from granddad’s whisky and in a drunken voice shouted you love the KKK and started showing your genitals to everybody. Then someone recorded that and posted it on Facebook for all to watch. Everybody laughs, you feel ashamed. Everybody knows you made a fool out of yourself.

Now you are 28 and you want to have a nice job. You studied hard and have no criminal record. Then some job interviewer suddenly finds this facebook record…

This (very stupid) trend of allowing to post anything and everything is the main reason i don’t want to have pictures of my kids floating around the internet. They are young and have no clue about the huge impact it will make in their lives. When they are very clearly aware of that, they should have the sole right to destroy their own privacy for themselves should they choose to do so.


#4

How this could be discussed here in a non-political manner escapes me. :doh:


#5

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2727477]How this could be discussed here in a non-political manner escapes me. :doh:[/QUOTE]
My apologies. :o I’ll stop commenting in this topic.


#6

I’m going to try to keep this post non-political.

I make the same argument I have made for ISPs .
If this is required [B]Who is going to pay for it? [/B]
Why should a company hire & pay extra employees to do this for free.

In theory the government that requires this be done should pay for it.
It isn’t being done in the USA (yet anyway) & a EU court ruling shouldn’t have any effect here. The USA’s Constitution covers free speech & in the USA that should always override any ruling a foreign court makes.
As a taxpaying citizen if this was in the USA I don’t want to pay Google or any other company to do it.
Since it is EU Court of Justice Advocate General Niilo Jaaskinen maybe the paying should start with his personal assets till he has none. Then the same for the EU politicians that made this law. If that was actually done I think a repeal of this law & ruling would be done before you could blink.

So I disagree with Mr. Belvedere . I think most people will understand a 14 year old not acting as an adult . If the minor was showing genitals the recording of that would be illegal in the USA. (child porn).
If it is something that is done as an adult & a person is ashamed of doing it : maybe they should be.


#7

God bless self-censorship and freedom of speech – in at non-political manner, of cause.
If I was allowed (witch\which I’m not), I would support B’s statement, though.