Saturday, 7 June 2014

EU turns censorship screw on Google

A new page has appeared on the Google website which will surely please all pond life with something to hide -

"A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union found that certain users can ask search engines to remove results for queries that include their name where those results are inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed."

And bureaucrats will decide what is "inadequate", "irrelevant" or "excessive" - 

"Disagreements about whether information should be removed or not will be overseen by national data protection agencies. Europe's data regulators are scheduled to meet on 3-4 June. The 'right to forget' will be discussed at that gathering and could result in a statement about how those watchdogs will handle appeals."

For more on EU censorship and Lord Goebbels' Leveson's part in it see here and also here. And here's a link to how data "protection" law allows your most personal information to be shared with Brussels without your consent.

2 comments:

  1. That should be a real battle royal - Google might lose the battle but win the war eventually.

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Keep it clean.....