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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 data. - - - An excellent decision/opinion. Reference: "'Right to Be Forgotten': A Threat We Dare Not Forget" - http://j.mp/AatI0J (Lauren's Blog) --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad