Monday, June 29, 2015

list of removed Google links to be posted

The European court ruled that people, in countries in the European Union, could request that specific links that were "irrelevant" and outdated could be removed upon petition. For clarification, "A removal does not mean it is taken off the internet, nor the search engine as a whole. Instead, it means the specific link will not appear when a search for a person's name is conducted."  For example, maybe at one point you owed back taxes, but you really didn't, there was an error in the tax office, and you were later cleared of it. Some people believed the removal amounted to censorship. The BBC has decided to publish the list of these removed links. This now ignites debate about if this infringes upon the rights of those who asked and received removal of some links.  Google was against removal. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33287758

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