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The Right to Be Forgotten Expands: Google Ordered to Forget What It Forgot

The Right to Be Forgotten Expands: Google Ordered to Forget What It Forgot

Background: Due to several court rulings in Europe, Google is required to honor a person’s “right to be forgotten,” which basically means that if someone fills out a form online requesting Google to take down search results that involve that person’s identity, Google must honor the request, within reason. This seemingly simple, basically supportable idea has lead to a rabbit-hole, beyond-the-looking-glass, metaphor-for-confusion loop of strangeness: Google has now been ordered to forget what it forgot.

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