Web Search: “Russia Proposes Strict Online Right to be Forgotten”
Moscow is beefing up Russia’s “right to be forgotten,” making it significantly stricter than its European counterpart.
In Europe, Google set up a process so people could point out links they wanted removed from their own name-search results, along with an explanation of why the content was “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.”
In the Russian version, however, people wouldn’t have to provide specific hyperlinks—but merely say what information they want deleted, giving their right a far greater reach than their European counterparts.
Furthermore, the Russian version extends the right to erasure to public figures and information that is considered in the public interest. In Europe, public figures are not included in the right to be forgotten.
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See Also: Link to Yandex Blog Post Mentioned in Article
See Also: French Privacy Watchdog CNIL Orders Google to Expand ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ To ALL Internet Domains (June 12, 2015)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.