Mercury News: Watching Google’s European Privacy Show


CDT’s Director of Free Expression, Emma Llanso, spoke with Mercury News reporter Michelle Quinn on Google’s ongoing adjustments to Europe’s new Right to Be Forgotten.

In essence, regulators are asking Google and search engine firms to do exactly the opposite of what they have been built to do, said Emma Llanso, director of the free expression project at the Center for Democracy & Technology.

“Search engines have the goal of making accessible information that is publicly available online,” she said. Asking them to deem inappropriate what are essentially relevant search results “is asking them to make a very counterintuitive kind of decision.”

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