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  •  An Internet "Right to be forgotten" privacy law (4+ / 0-)
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    The European Union is considering passing one.

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:02:27 AM PST

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    •  Half-baked & unenforceable. It'll go nowhere. (0+ / 0-)

      Fundamentally the Internet was designed to keep archives, not to "unperson" people.

      Remember Savita Halappanavar!

      by Brown Thrasher on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 10:00:36 AM PST

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      •  The EU doesn't think so (0+ / 0-)

        I, personally, agree that it's a foolish and absurd proposition, but the EC (European Commission) plans on presenting a bill which provides for a "right to be forgotten".  The fact that even the weaker condition of "irreversible anonymity" is provably impossible to achieve doesn't seem to be a barrier here.

        •  It woudn't be the 1st time (0+ / 0-)

          ...that the Euro-Commission completely misunderstood the Internet (see: ACTA; fortunately the Euro-Parliament shut that one down).

          I suspect the real project is to make information harder for ordinary people to access in order to shut down things like citizen journalism (which no doubt they plan on shrugging off as "collateral damage").

          Remember Savita Halappanavar!

          by Brown Thrasher on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 11:42:37 AM PST

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          •  Nor would it be the first time (1+ / 0-)
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            That Brussels has mandated something that cannot actually happen.

            Reality and the European Parliament seem to be pretty much orthogonal.

            --Shannon

            "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
            "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

            by Leftie Gunner on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 09:38:19 PM PST

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