Whose responsibility is the right to be forgotten?



This fall, Europe’s highest court ruled that the “right to be forgotten”—a European move to make sure that false or damaging information does not dwell forever online—must remain limited to domains in the European Union only.

The ruling means that search engines such as Google need not comply with requests to de-link or remove personal information, unless they come from within the EU. And that any information that is removed will still be available when searching from outside of its borders. While of course you cannot force other nations to follow laws they themselves have not adopted, it does render the removal of that information somewhat pointless.

Read the full article from CJR: Whose responsibility is the right to be forgotten?