May 23, 2017

The right to be forgotten by Google

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What is a “mantra”? And what about a “invasive action”?
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Google is too big, too octopus-like, too invasive, too knowing, too powerful. Anybody disagree that Google offers a creative scenario of a dystopian, one-company, one-information-source future?

Americans might have divided feelings about the company — pride as well as trepidation. But in Europe — where there is some experience with dystopian futures — feelings are much less mixed. “Stop Google” is a regulatory mantra for both left-wing and nationalistic bureaucrats.

To little avail — until last week.

In a nonappealable ruling, the European Court of Justice gave individuals the right to redact results on searches of their names — for wrong information, out-of-date information and, it seems too, just unflattering information.

 

Article by Michael Wolff
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What does it mean? Click and find out!

invasive (adj) annoying because of being too close, too noisy, or too involved in people’s personal lives
dystopian (adj) an imaginary place or situation in which everything in society is extremely bad
mantra (n) something repeated again and again
bureaucrat (n) someone who is employed to help run an office or government department
unflattering (adj) making someone seem unpleasant or not attractive

 

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