[BBC] Wikipedia link hidden by "right to be forgotten"
A Wikipedia entry has been removed from certain Google search results, under the new EU "right to be forgotten" law. [...]
The "right to be forgotten" ruling has been the subject of much controversy since the decision by European Union Court of Justice (ECJ). While the law has been welcomed by some privacy advocates, many groups have said it contravenes the right to free speech, with some even calling it censorship. [...]
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has long expressed his concerns about the "right to be forgotten". Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme in July, Mr Wales said: "The law as it stands right now is quite confusing. We have this one ruling of the ECJ which is very open-ended and very hard to interpret. I would say the biggest problem we have is that the law seems to indicate Google needs to censor links to information that is clearly public - links to articles in legally published, truthful news stories. That is a very dangerous path to go down, and certainly if we want to go down a path where we are going to be censoring history, there is no way we should leave a private company like Google in charge of making those decisions."