Did you know that the GDPR rule only applies to the UK and EU? Did you know that search engines such as Google do not have to comply with any enity whether it is an individual or company wishing to have their digital data removed off the internet?
Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case. Written by Leo Kelion -Technology desk editor – https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49808208
According to Google they may consider removing a search result further afield such as sensitive information – if in fact a person once committed a criminal offence or had an extra-marital affair – if the details are judged to be “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant or excessive”.
But what happens if Google deliberatly ignore a request where they are putting someone’s life in danger? If a search result shows the name of someone that has detrimental consequences for that individual, what happens then?, surely they are breaching the human rights act?
It states that:
Article 8: Right to privacy
- Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
- There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
Therefore if search engines refuse to remove a listing that is deemed as endangering a persons life, they should be made accountable.
If the GDPR ruling is just for the UK & EU and not for the rest of the world then it is not worth the paper it is written on.
The law should force search engines that put people’s lives in danger to remove the data off the world wide web and not just for the UK and EU. If a search engine fails to remove a search result from the www and it is proven that the search result may cause harm to the said individual then the search engines are in breach of the human rights act #Google
Also what happens if this search result not only causes endangerment of life it causes the said individual to loose business because of the search result, who will compensate the individual?
Larry Page is an owner and co-founder of Google. Although he is now Chief Executive Officer of the parent company of Google – Alphabet. He gave up most of his Google responsibilities to Sundar Pichai who was appointed new CEO of Google. Therefore Sundar Pichai and Larry King should both be held responsible.
So correct me if I am wrong, I do not claim to know anything about Law but do look at this citation I have screenshot from https://gdpr.eu/article-24-responsibility-of-the-data-controller/ where it say the controller (webmaster/web owner) whether they are in the EU or not if they publish anything they are accountable by Intenational Law.
So regardless if you are in the UK or EU you are also governed by International Law.
Therefore GDPR cannot just state that your data is only protected in the UK & EU, if you happen to be are a resident of the UK or the EU, your data is also protected in 50 countries around the world. Hence companies such as Google cannot throw their weight around and should be accountable by law.
I know for a fact that one person’s life has been put in jeopardy because of “GOOGLE”.
Your comments are welcome 🙂