April 8, 2013

The ‘right to be forgotten’

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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Peter H. Hellmonds‘s insight:

What do you think? Should there be a “right to be forgotten”?


While this may sound right if you think of pranks done by teenagers who don’t want to be reminded of them when they apply for a job years later, would this “forgetting” also apply to crimes, human rights abuses etc?


Perhaps a “fading into history” function would be preferable, allowing for past activities to no longer show up in the usual search results, but giving researchers and reporters access to the past.

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