‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Is a Foreign Concept in America – WSJ.com


European Pressphoto Agency

The European ruling against Googleunderscores how far apart European and American legal systems are when it comes to data privacy and liability.

Europe’s top court thinks people should have much more control over what gets posted about them online, ruling that Google can be forced to scrub search results directing users to old or irrelevant content that’s embarrassing to someone.

That so-called “right to be forgotten” championed by the European Court of Justice doesn’t exist in America.


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