Ethical issues arise from Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law

Ethical issues arise from Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law
Ethical issues arise from Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law

Ethical issues arise from Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law

Last month the European Court of Justice ordered search engines to accept requests from individuals to remove links connected to their names. Anti-corporatism advocates applaud the ruling, calling it a victory for personal privacy, but critics worry about limits on free speech and the ability of people to “whitewash” themselves on the internet. We’ll talk with Irina Raicu, director of the internet ethics program at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)