IN the days of the Internet, it seems that every step we make, every word we say, every photo we take, every opinion we express and every situation go through gets immortalized. Once it reaches the Internet, it is destined to stay, either to perpetuate something good you have done, or to scandalize you for years to come.
Such kind of information, about us, our lives and those around us, is inhibiting the dark shadows of the Internet. Nesting calmly under the warmth of a server somewhere out there, it could be few kilometers away, or way across the globe. And the tools to fetch that information, to track it and to hunt for it deep in the digital world to bring them back into light are search engines.
Go ahead and write your name in any of the popular search engines and you would be directed to links attached to you; your Twitter or Facebook accounts, and maybe some news links to statements you had made few years ago about a project you were supervising but never found its way to daylight.
In one way or another; Internet will never forget!
However, Europeans do not seem to like that. Around the mid of May, the European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled that Google must listen and even comply, when regular individuals ask for certain links to be removed. A surprising decision that Google has received with “disappointment.” Out of no where, the search engine giant could find itself overwhelmed with thousands of requests to remove links and articles from its search results for personal reasons.