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Basically in concept it's the right to privacy - on the World Wide Web.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_be_forgotten

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In Article 12 of the Directive 95/46/EC the EU gave a legal base to internet protection for individuals.[3]:233 In 2012 the European Commission disclosed a draft European Data Protection Regulation to supersede the directive, which includes specific protection in the right to be forgotten in Article 17.[16]
Look at this and ask yourself about your "internet right to privacy"

To exercise the right to be forgotten and request removal from a search engine, one must complete a form through the search engine’s website.

Google’s removal request process requires the applicant to identify their country of residence, personal information, a list of the URLs to be removed along with a short description of each one, and attachment of legal identification.[17]

The applicant receives an email from Google confirming the request but the request must be assessed before it is approved for removal. If the request is approved, searches using the individual's name will no longer result in the content appearing in search results. The content remains online and is not erased.[18]

After a request is filled, their removals team reviews the request, weighing "the individual's right to privacy against the public's right to know", deciding if the website is "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed".[19]

Google has formed an Advisory Council of various professors, lawyers, and government officials from around Europe to provide guidelines for these decisions.[20]

However, the review process is still a mystery to the general public. Guidelines set by EU regulators were not released until November 2014, but Google began to take action on this much sooner than that, allowing them to "shape interpretation to [their] own ends".[20]

In May 2015, eighty academics called for more transparency from Google, in an open letter.[21]

I know that Wikipedia did not mean for this to be humorous, but...

In July 2015, Google accidentally revealed data on delinkings that "shows 95% of Google privacy requests are from citizens out to protect personal and private information – not criminals, politicians and public figures."[35]

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Google versus the world:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-cour...ope-1500470225


PARIS—The European Union’s top court is set to decide whether the bloc’s “right to be forgotten” policy stretches beyond Europe’s borders, a test of how far national laws can—or should—stretch when regulating cyberspace.

The case stems from France, where the highest administrative court on Wednesday asked the EU’s Court of Justice to weigh in on a dispute between Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL +0.85% Google and France’s privacy regulator over how broadly to apply the right, which allows EU residents to ask search engines to remove some links from searches for their own names.

At issue: Can France force Google to apply it not just to searches in Europe, but anywhere in the world?
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