The British Parliament has opposed the "right to be forgotten"

    The European Court's ruling in May on the “right to be forgotten” - the right to be forgotten - the right of users to demand the removal of information from search engines about themselves - continues to cause lively discussions. This time, the English lords sided with the freedom of information advocates: the Home Affairs, Health and Education Committee of the House of Peers, the upper house of the British Parliament, criticized this decision, the Guardian newspaper writes .



    Lords believe that search engines should not be held responsible for the content of search results. They note that the European Union Data Protection Directive of 1995, which the European Court of Justice relied on in its decision, was developed three years before Google - and after almost 20 years no longer reflects the changes that have taken place since then.

    Parliamentarians point out two reasons why the solution will be inoperative in practice:

    firstly, it does not take into account small search services that do not have such resources to process thousands of incoming requests to remove search results.

    secondly, the idea is incorrect that it allows commercial companies to censor content based on vague, ambiguous or useless criteria.

    They call for the creation of new rules in which search engines will no longer be perceived as managing search data, which will allow them to remove responsibility for the result.

    Let me remind you that the decision was made in May in response to the lawsuit of the Spanish user. Since then, only Google has received more than 70 thousand user requests to remove themselves from the search results. In response, the companydecided to note in the extradition that some data was deleted. In turn, Microsoft did not wait for the lawsuit in its address, and after "Google" opened the application form to remove information from the search results .

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