Should search engines be obligated to remove ‘you’ from their search indexes?–PC Pitstop.
The Internet Never Forgets
By Leo Notenboom
The right to be forgotten is a misleading and ineffectual technique to prevent people from finding information on the internet. Bottom line: it can’t work.
The European Union’s highest court recently ruled that search engines, namely Google and maybe Bing, need to honor requests from individuals to be removed from their search indexes in support of a concept known as “the right to be forgotten”.
There are many ethical, political and moral discussions that are happening around the topic right now. While I certainly have opinions in those realms, I want to take a look at it from a purely practical point of view.
It just can’t work.
This excerpt appears with permission from Leo Notenboom.