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ECJ considering extending right to be forgotten laws beyond EU


ECJ considering extending right to be forgotten laws beyond EU

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The European Court of Justice is currently hearing a case brought by the French to extend the "right to be forgotten" rules worldwide.

Lots of push back by Google and others  as expected - how can Europe impose its laws on other jurisdictions? What if China, Russia et al use the same law to suppress links to critical websites? What if public figures hide behind privacy laws to remove their crimes / political views etc.

It will be just our luck that the ECJ improves the situation for those of us committed to rehabilitation and then the UK leaves the EU and ignores the judgements ...

BBC News - Google Case


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Yankee - 11 Sep 18 6:56 PM

The European Court of Justice is currently hearing a case brought by the French to extend the "right to be forgotten" rules worldwide.

Lots of push back by Google and others  as expected - how can Europe impose its laws on other jurisdictions? What if China, Russia et al use the same law to suppress links to critical websites? What if public figures hide behind privacy laws to remove their crimes / political views etc.

It will be just our luck that the ECJ improves the situation for those of us committed to rehabilitation and then the UK leaves the EU and ignores the judgements ...

BBC News - Google Case


I would put money on the UK ignoring the judgements when we leave the EU in favour of a more draconian system that puts even more barriers in the way of people who want to take their rehabilitation seriously.

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Thorswrath - 15 Sep 18 1:23 AM
Yankee - 11 Sep 18 6:56 PM

The European Court of Justice is currently hearing a case brought by the French to extend the "right to be forgotten" rules worldwide.

Lots of push back by Google and others  as expected - how can Europe impose its laws on other jurisdictions? What if China, Russia et al use the same law to suppress links to critical websites? What if public figures hide behind privacy laws to remove their crimes / political views etc.

It will be just our luck that the ECJ improves the situation for those of us committed to rehabilitation and then the UK leaves the EU and ignores the judgements ...

BBC News - Google Case


I would put money on the UK ignoring the judgements when we leave the EU in favour of a more draconian system that puts even more barriers in the way of people who want to take their rehabilitation seriously.

I agree that the UK government is likely to ignore the ECJ ruling, but they probably won't bother passing any new laws on the subject.

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