Notable & Quotable
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:00 AM
From Tuesday's Washington Post on Europe's highest court saying people have "the right to be forgotten:"
"There are lots of ways to think about Tuesday's surprise European court decision, which ruled that search engines must remove unflattering Google results on an individual's request. It's a thorny legal issue, with plenty of ripples for freedom of information and the press. It's a business and logistical headache for search engines like Google, who now have to figure out how to carry out the court's ruling. Most intriguingly for our purposes, it's a conceptual puzzle, of sorts: Europe's Court of Justice is calling this "the right to be forgotten," without saying what - or who - is actually doing the forgetting."