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Re: European court reaches verdict with profound impact in Internet

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 14:33:37 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1400276017.50130.YahooMailBasic@web122901.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
To: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
" I think it is high time that the creators, maintainers and
 developers of the platforms which collectively form the
 Internet sit down with search engine companies and work out
 some practical rules to provide the option of the right to
 have some personal information forgotten, as stated in this
 European verdict feasible."

I agree.  If I had my say, this chat would would be decidedly less collegial than I think Milton has in mind though ... I would begin the conversation with:  "Look you creepy jerks, if you keep hoovering up personal information then you will force Courts to force you to flatten the semantics out of the Semantic Web rendering it inoperable.  Stop it.  Stop it right now."

Gannon


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On Fri, 5/16/14, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com> wrote:

 Subject: European court reaches verdict with profound impact in Internet
 To: "public-lod" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
 Date: Friday, May 16, 2014, 3:09 PM
 
 The
 European Union Court has reached a verdict with a profound
 impact on the functioning of the Internet.
 See:
  <http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?docid=152065&mode=req&pageIndex=1&dir=&occ=first&part=1&text=&doclang=EN&cid=34297>
 
 In essence when you Google your own
 name, the search results page is subject to European privacy
 laws which state that the individual whose name popped up
 has the right to correct or alter information appearing on
 the results page.
 
 Google by virtue of this verdict is now forced to create
 some mechanism to offer any European Union individual just
 that.
 
 Issues about verification of individual requesting removal
 set aside it also has profound implications about freedom of
 right issues.
 
 What about suspects in ongoing criminal or other court cases
 who would want to exercise their right innocent until proven
 guilty, which would obviously benefit all criminals and
 corrupt
  individuals.
 
 I think it is high time that the creators, maintainers and
 developers of the platforms which collectively form the
 Internet sit down with search engine companies and work out
 some practical rules to provide the option of the right to
 have some personal information forgotten, as stated in this
 European verdict feasible.
 
 Otherwise an Orwellian future looms at the horizon where
 history is conveniently rewritten in cases where for freedom
 of information reasons this obviously should NOT.
 
 Milton Ponson
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 structured approach to bringing the tools for sustainable
 development to all stakeholders worldwide by creating ICT tools for
 NGOs worldwide and: providing online access
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 sustainable development
 
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