Google Complying with “Right To Be Forgotten”

By July 3, 2014 No Comments

Google Headquarters California: The New York Times today reported on how Google is complying with the EU’s “Right to Be Forgotten” Law. Google’s stated mission is to “organize the world’s information.” Some of that information is negative. Some of it is harmful. Some of it is fraudulent. Could there/should there be a lever to contest fraudulent info? Sure. But it’s not Google’s obligation to do so. If you don’t like the prevalence – perceived or real – of fraudulent info on Google, Go to DuckDuckGo. Or Lycos. Or 7Search. Or Ask.com. Or Bing. Or Yahoo. Wherever. Government has a role to play in protecting civil liberties, natural resources, (and maybe more, depending on your viewpoint) but not in what Google returns as a search result.