The Right to be Forgotten: Does the Internet Ever Forget?

The Right to be Forgotten: Does the Internet Ever Forget?

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Since we were children, those of us who grew up in the Internet age were warned that the Internet never forgets—meaning, anything put on the Internet will never go away. However, in recent years that warning has not held quite as true thanks to the right to be forgotten. The right to be forgotten requires that a search engine or database deletes the link to certain information about an individual upon request, making such information much more difficult to find online. On one side are staunch supporters of the right to be forgotten while on the other side there are adamant critics; both sides believe there will be dire consequences if the other wins out.