Mieke Eoyang, Europe’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Is All Wrong

The European Union is developing its “right to be forgotten”.

According to the author, however “In this country, we should avoid their example. The courts are not the right place to make policy that requires a complex balancing of individual and public rights. The facts presented in one particular case are insufficient to guide a company in deciding all the ways in which the public’s right to know should be preserved. And making the decision behind closed doors does not allow the public to challenge the rationale, pose examples or present alternate hypotheses”.

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