“More Than A Quarter-Million Ask Google To Be Forgotten”

…is the headline associated with Sunday's NPR story about individuals' requests that Google "erase their digital footprint." NPR interviews Mona Chalabi, one of the number crunchers at fivethirtyeight.com, about this new phenomenon.

Since the European Court of Justice ruled last year that Google must respect Europeans' "right to be forgotten," the company has received around 280,000 requests, which the company evaluates case by case. NPR reports that 46% of these requests are granted, and the story analyzes trends regarding which types of requests are granted and why. 

Well worth a listen, here, as you ponder what types of privacy rights you wish we had in the United States — or are glad that we don't.

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