Secrets are Lies v The Right to be Forgotten

“Don’t be evil”, Google slogan "Evil is what Sergey (Brin) says is evil." Google CEO Eric Schmidt quoted in Wired. Secrets come in all shapes and sizes. Some are well intentioned, others not. Some relate to state security; others to highly sensitive commercial secrets. Some are personal, petty and irrelevant. Some mean the difference between …

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The EU v Palo Alto: An EU perspective on privacy

Kathleen Garnett Related links: Little Brother, Big Brother, Brother on Brother Dave Eggers’ much hyped novel, The Circle, from a literary point of view is a flop. Set in an imaginary tech-campus modelled on Googleplex in California the characters have about as much charisma and fluidity as two-dimensional card-board cut-outs. The message is at times over-flagged …

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