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EU court finds Europeans have "right to be forgotten" online

Posted May 14th, 2014 @ 6:03am

The Independent: Google must delete 'irrelevant' links at the request of ordinary individuals, rules top EU court.

The court’s decision will allow individuals the right to ask internet search engines to remove links to information about them that they do not want known – which could be seen either as an assertion of the right to privacy or an attack on free speech. Google and free speech activists reacted angrily to the court’s verdict which could guarantee individuals a “right to be forgotten” on the internet which is not currently available.

Wired: Aging "privacy" law leaves cloud email open to cops

[…] the police will continue to be able to get Americans’ e-mail, or their documents stored online that are more than six months old, without having to acquire a judge’s permission, as long as the authorities promise it is “relevant” to a criminal investigation.

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