European Ruling Shuts Down Google Searches For Names.
Google seems to be facing some problems in Europe, with a recently ruling by the court that’s called “right to be forgotten”. This particular ruling, which allows a user to request from Google to dismiss webpages about themselves from search results, is currently being worked upon, logistically by Google. As for when the United States or other countries may be receive this functionality may?. that seems to be most unlikely to happen.
This recent ruling has dealt a massive blow to Google, who now have to figure out on how they will handle the massive amounts of request they will begin to receive. Theyalso have to decided on how to funnel those requests, and protocol for adjudicating requests. They also have to formulate terms on just what’s considered a honorable request. This lead them to having to handle some pretty large hurdles.
European and American moral sense tend to be bit more different, as is our right to privacy. The use also contains a slightly different form of freedom of speech statues, and it’s believed a “right to be forgotten” utility in the US would cause a massive clash. As complicated as the task itself, it seems that maneuvering around this legal matter may prove to be equally trouble some for the Google stateside.
US privacy attorney David Keating isn’t so confident the ruling will make its way to the states.“It seems aspirational, not a reality, to comply with such a standard” he said. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is equally skeptical, saying the ruling is a “technologically incompetent violation of human rights”, and “the danger is that search engines now are faced with an uncertain legal future which may require them to censor all kinds of things when someone thinks it is `irrelevant’.”