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[ NNSquad ] EU Court Moves Against Dangerous "Right to be Forgotten"

EU Court Moves Against Dangerous "Right to be Forgotten"

http://j.mp/133vzwE (Huffington)

    A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice said Tuesday that Google
    and other search engines should not have to remove web pages
    containing personal information from their search indexes.  In a blow
    for the "right to be forgotten" privacy principle in Europe, the
    court's independent Advocate General, Niilo Jaaskinen, said in a
    formal opinion that websites, not Google, should bear responsibility
    for information they publish.  Jaaskinen said that Google's search
    function "does not imply any control over the content included on
    third party web pages," he said in his opinion, which is not binding
    but influential in helping judges form their opinions. Google's
    information indexing system "does not even enable the Internet search
    engine provider to distinguish between personal data...and other

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An excellent decision/opinion. Reference: "'Right to Be Forgotten': A
Threat We Dare Not Forget" - http://j.mp/AatI0J (Lauren's Blog)

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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