The Internet… Not So Permanent

Posted: May 30, 2014 in Search
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Forget-me-not Photo credit: Tambako The Jaguar

Forget-me-not
Photo credit: Tambako The Jaguar

Remember when there were warnings that what gets published on the internet, stays on the internet forever and always? As it turns out, that landscape may be changing. Courts and legalities are catching up with the new world and weighing in on issues that have been plaguing the web since it’s wild, wild west days.

Countries in the EU now have access to a form through Google to submit a request to have URLs removed from the search engine–if they meet the criteria. Nobody knows quite what those are just yet, more so cases will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

It’s an interesting issue. Some people would do anything to be remembered, and others want nothing more than to be forgotten.

Care to know more? I first found out about this on Search Engine Land.

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