Should Google Forget?

The People’s Right VS. Google’s Rights: Join the conversation over at A Worried Student.

This is such an interesting and, indeed, complex issue. I think it’s really worth going over and joining in the discussion, or at least having a look at what others are having to say.

“Who’s freedom is more important? Google’s or the individual’s? The person or the people?”

A WORRIED STUDENT

You may have read in the news recently that the European Courts Of Justice have ruled that people should be allowed to ask Google to ‘forget them.’ This means deleting links to information an individual does not want to be associated with that is considered ‘irrelevant’ and ‘outdated.’

The is actually an interesting issue for political philosophers as rather than the usual struggle between the state and the individual, it is a fight between the state, the company and the individual. Who’s freedom is more important? Google’s or the individual’s? The person or the people?

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