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French reject Google appeal on 'right to be forgotten'

Monday 21 September 2015 | 14:48 CET | News
French data privacy agency Cnil has rejected Google's informal appeal against its formal notice requesting the company to apply delisting on all of its domain names under the European Court of Justice's 'right to be forgotten' ruling of May 2014. After Google received several tens of thousands of requests from French citizens to remove search results based on their name, it delisted some results at Google.fr, Google.es, Google.co.uk and other European extensions. However it did not delist them from Google.com or other extensions that any internet users could visit. Cnil therefore put Google

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Google
Countries: Europe / France
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The 'right to be forgotten' is an anachronism: it is important only until people search for information using QUERIES. For instance, Google wants to know what a searcher had for dinner yesterday because this information helps Google to find that chicken breast is preferred; and Google sells the searchers’ QUERY and preferences in meat to advertisers: Google exploits that people search on Internet using QUERIES. However, Internet can exist without searching, without QUERIES: an advertiser of chicken meat puts his structured advertisement on Internet and the ad searches for people by itself, based on people’s profiles of structured data, which the profiles belong to people, are their property, in their computers and contain information on their preferences in meet. (Read on my name, ‘Ilya Geller’, about my discovery how to structure data.) The use of structured data guarantees 105% privacy! People passively receive information, they don’t search, don’t use QUERIES. So, the 'right to be forgotten' makes no sense any longer.
Ilya Geller @ 21/9/2015 - 16:16


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