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Nov 18, 2014

A right to privacy or rewriting history? Debate rages on the right to be forgotten

Should you have the "right to be forgotten"? No one can agree what the EU's landmark case means -- or should mean -- for Australia.

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster

Stilgherrian

Technology writer and broadcaster

The so-called right to be forgotten remains controversial. Should individuals be able to have certain data about them deleted — long-past legal penalties, data that is no longer true, or even revenge porn, where intimate images are published by disgruntled ex-partners or hackers? Or is that censorship, a cynical rewriting of history?

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2 thoughts on “A right to privacy or rewriting history? Debate rages on the right to be forgotten

  1. Luke Hellboy

    European governments champion privacy over free speech, U.S. governments champion free speech over privacy and Australian governments champion neither… unless you want to be a bigot.

  2. Roeyp

    Teresa Brennan was very well known to heaps of people in Sydney and elsewhere …the only nonsense is that it took journalists so long to figure out she had died!

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