so people should be judged for stupid shit they did as teenagers and should be ashamed of that their entire life? out of fear of remaining employed by narrow minded douchebags? that's your vision of life? you're a weak piece of shit aren't you
but you are right: before the internet this info decayed. and? so what
welcome to a new age
technology changes things. life before nuclear power, the gun, the printing press: all very different
society was, is, and will be dramatically altered by new technology. i'm certain some nobleman somewhere started pouting it wasn't fair peasants were now reading and demanding something called "democracy" too. so we shouldn't adapt new technology?
things change. can't put the genie back in the bottle friend. adapt or die
however, i agree with you: i too think it's lame someone might be judged for stupid shit they did in high school 20 years later or for their sexuality. so i think we have the basis for an actually effective, moral law: prosecution of piece of shit bosses for moronic shallow employment decisions
but certainly not a dumb law like "we can magically make public info private in the age of the internet"