Moscow is beefing up Russia’s “right to be forgotten,” making it significantly stricter than its European counterpart.
At its core, the proposal is similar to one approved by a top European court last year that forced Google to start removing links from search results for individuals’ names, but has two major differences that push the Russian law far beyond the way the idea is being applied in Europe.
In Europe, Google set up a process so people could point out links they wanted removed from their own name-search results, along with an explanation of why the content was “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.”
In the Russian version, however, people wouldn’t have to provide specific hyperlinks—but merely say what information they want deleted, giving their right a far greater reach than their European counterparts.
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Source Credits: Olga Razumovskaya in The Wall Street Journal