'Forget me' on the increase.
Written by Michael Coyle on 21 June 2014« Return to Reading Room
Here are some thanks to the BBC:-
A man who tried to kill members of his own family who has asked for links to a news article to be taken down.
A celebrity's child who wanted links to news articles about a criminal conviction removed.
A suspended university lecturer who asked for the removal of links to articles mentioning the disciplinary action.
A convicted cyberstalker who, after being cited in an article about cyberstalking law, wants links to it taken down.
An actor who has asked for links to articles about an affair he had with a teenager taken down.
A man convicted of running a tax scam who wants all links referencing the event removed.
But not everyone was pleased with the new law, Wikipedia fouder Jimmy Wales, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, said:
"I suspect this isn't going to stand for very long. If you really dig into it, it doesn't make a lot of sense. They're asking Google... you can complain about something and just say it's irrelevant, and Google has to make some kind of a determination about that. That's a very hard and difficult thing for Google to do - particularly if it's at risk of being held legally liable if it gets it wrong in some way. Normally we would think whoever is publishing the information, they have the primary responsibility - Google just helps us to find the things that are online. I would expect that Google is going to resist these claims quite vigorously. I think they would be foolish not to because if they have to start coping with everybody who whines about a picture they posted last week, it's going to be very difficult for Google."
Watch this story its going to get big.
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