Google right to be forgotten consultation

From Wikimedia UK
Jump to navigation Jump to search
A newspaper This page is still a draft. Feel free to edit it, and use the talk page to discuss ideas and changes.
Remember to add categories and tell people where the page is so others can find it and chip in.

Background[edit | edit source]

Google are seeking comments in a consultation on the right to be forgotten, and will be asking some of those submitting to in-person meetings in the future. From the page:

To further its understanding of the issues raised by the ruling, the Council seeks input on these topics among others that may arise:

  • Are there any procedural issues raised by the case (e.g., responsibilities of search engines, data protection authorities,, publishers, individuals)?
  • What is the nature and delineation of a public figure’s right to be forgotten?
  • How should we differentiate content in the public interest from content that is not?
  • Does the public have a right to information about the nature, volume, and outcome of removal requests made to search engines?
  • What is the public’s right to information when it comes to reviews of professional or consumer services? Or criminal histories?
  • Should individuals be able to request removal of links to information published by a government?
  • Do publishers of content have a right to information about requests to remove it from search?

August 11th deadline for the public meetings (they say they'll read ones after) with a list of meetings on the site (London, October 16th).

Organisational interest - brief background on impact of right to be forgotten on Wikimedia projects[edit | edit source]

Wikimedia context of interest to right to be forgotten[edit | edit source]