EU wants 'right to be forgotten' to go global

Himanshu Arora

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Back in May, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Europeans have the right to be forgotten online. Although Google, which handles over 90 percent of web searches across European countries, moved quickly to apply the ruling,...

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Surely that's not even in the EU's power to force on Google?
Since this would affect Americans in particular who aren't part of the EU?
Or am I misunderstanding something?


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I wouldn't mind the right to be forgotten to be put in place but I can see some problems of social engineers or hackers doing this to unwanted people. The only real way to do this securely would be to do it by person I guess


Google is a corporation which exits for one reason - profit. Corporations should not have any rights to subject the general public to surveillance and keep records in the first place let alone hand them over to the bunch of self serving criminals we call government. It's subversive and a major breach of privacy and if anyone starts bleating the 'terrorism' line, wake up!