Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - 6 month subscription of Pandora One at 46% off. ×

Submission + - Will Facebook's Battle With EU Spur Innovation? (

Cavaradossi writes: Facebook has legitimate gripes (as well as having a lot at stake) with the EU Commission's right-to-be-forgotten-rule. In the proposed changes--article 17-- to the landmark 1995 Data Protection Directive, "data controllers" --Facebook, Google, Tumblr, or any service that collects data--will be held responsible for deleting all data, even copies found on third-party sites ,when the "data subject"-- you or me--requests it. It's not the way the Internet was supposed to work as Facebook has pointed out. Entirely unreasonable request from EU technocrats. But could the EU Commission's demands end up spurring innovation in privacy?
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Will Facebook's Battle With EU Spur Innovation?

Comments Filter:

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.