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‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling is backfiring, says Data watchdog (European Union ruling)
Irish Times ^ | Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 01:00 | Laura Slattery

Posted on 07/24/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Google’s interpretation of the European Court of Justice’s “right to be forgotten” ruling is prejudicing the intention of the court, the State’s data protection watchdog said yesterday, as regulators and search engine giants met in Brussels to discuss the matter.

Billy Hawkes, who will shortly retire as Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, described the ruling as “a very difficult decision by the European Court of Justice”.

The ruling, made in May, has effectively exposed Google to criticism both for removing links and for refusing requests for links to be removed. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eussr; ireland; righttobeforgotten; searchengines

1 posted on 07/24/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Before I even clicked on the link to 'The Irish Times' I thought "I bet that it's nothing but instinctual Irish complaining, socialist snivelry, and idolization of Sinéad O'Connor."

I went to the source 'The Irish Times' and found dominating the middle of the page is a big portrait and story of Sinéad O'Connor. Right under Sinéad O'Connor, there's a story about how badly Israel is treating HAMAS.

LOL, with the Irish, you can judge by the cover.

2 posted on 07/25/2014 9:02:49 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

The IT is the main pro-EU paper. Originally it was known as the “Protestant paper”.

Of course they’d attack Google for looking at the EU ruling and seeing what it allows and doesn’t allow.

3 posted on 07/25/2014 9:05:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Thanks. I'm interested in this new EU 'Right To Be Forgotten' issue because of the 'Memory Hole' infrastructure that serves the interest of those who want to make information disappear ala Orwell's 1984.

The way the ruling stands right now, it's as if O.J. Simpson could petition to have every reference to his ordeals since the murder of his ex-wife stricken from memory, and every digital journal accessible to the EU via Internet would be bound to comply.

Meanwhile, 'privacy advocates' in the EU celebrate the ruling as being able to 'un-Tweet' anything offensive they may have said in youthful indiscretion.

That's my own interpretation. Maybe I'm off-base.

4 posted on 07/25/2014 9:21:03 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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