18 March 2011

“We have no right to be forgotten online”

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Tessa Mayes
The European Union is planning to enshrine in law the right to be forgotten on the internet, but we can’t live outside society, argues investigative journalist and filmmaker Tessa Mayes in The Guardian.

“Being forgotten might sound appealing for some, but making a right out of it degrades the concept of rights. Instead of being something that embodies the relationship between the individual and society, it pretends that relationship doesn’t exist. The right to be forgotten is a figment of our imaginations.”

Most people commenting don’t agree with her view though.

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