The French call it "le droit à l'oubli – literally, the right to oblivion," the Christian Science Monitor reports, which is – for most of us, now – what disappearing from the Internet would be like. It's what the European Union wants for Internet users: the ability to erase their digital footprints. The Monitor leads with the anecdote of young Dubliner's effort to remove all trace of himself from … [Read more...] about ‘The right to disappear’: Future of privacy in Europe?
It looks like the European Commission will be adding teeth to its interaction with social media companies such as Facebook, whether or not they're headquartered in Europe. In a speech to the European Parliament, the EU justice commissioner, Viviane Reding, warned that "a US-based social network company that has millions of active users in Europe needs to comply with EU rules," according to The … [Read more...] about Europe getting tougher on social sites?