Friday, July 11, 2014

Are You For Or Against: 'Right to be Forgotten' - Social Media

Are you for or against: 'Right to be Forgotten'  

We know once you Post on the Internet, your matter stays; even if the 'delete' button is pressed. 


'Right to be Forgotten' is the latest debate that is taking its rounds in Social Media. The right to be forgotten is a concept that has been discussed and put into practice in the European Union (EU) (most notably France) and Argentina in recent years. The concept stems from the desire of an individual to ‘determine the development of his / her life in an autonomous way, without being perpetually or periodically stigmatized as a consequence of a specific action performed in the past.’


There is discussion about the viability of the elevation of the right to be forgotten into the status of an international human right due to the vagueness of the concept. There are concerns about its impact on the right to freedom of expression, its interaction with the right to privacy, and whether creating a right to be forgotten would decrease the quality of the internet through censorship and a rewriting of history.


What is your take?

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