Should there be a right to be forgotten? The EU thinks so – it proposed such a right in 2012, and the ECJ has just ruled that Google must erase “irrelevant” search results on request of the user. Interestingly, Britain wants to opt-out – remember, we’ve done so before on the Social Chapter, and you should read this politicised history of Major’s EU legacy. What next for Google and for all other companies offering information online? The Guardian has an interesting comment piece on the question, but it remains a hot topic for all of you looking to study Law, Politics, Computer Science and modern History – and for all of you worried about data, check out this guide on how to wipe out your digital footprint.
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