"right to be forgotten" nonsense
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 17 19:25:55 CET 2018
On 16-01-2018 15:16, Phil Susi wrote:
> There isn't merit. It became public, not private, the moment you
> published it. I have the right to free speech, the EU be damned. Are
> these numbnuts going to demand that libraries black out newspaper
> articles on microfilm because they mention someone that doesn't like the
> coverage of themselves?
No, they will "only" try to make it hard for anyone to find that
article. Not that I agree with it but that's the intended scope.
> Sure, I molested children 5 years ago, but I
> have the "right to be forgotten" so when anyone searches for my name on
> the Internet they won't find out. Give me a break.
Using this right to wipe published convictions is explicitly stated as a
reason to refuse the right to be forgotten. The same for some other
issues, like public statements of politicians.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers
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