Will Europe Censor This Article?

By Matt Ford – The court recognized what some European legislators call “the right to be forgotten”—the idea of giving ordinary citizens more control over their personal data, including its deletion. Its ruling sets a precedent for both national courts and the ECJ itself in future cases.

Fundamental differences in legal philosophy make it unlikely that the EU’s new right will cross the Atlantic. One person’s right to be forgotten logically imposes a responsibility to forget upon someone else.

That concept of rights is alien to American law: With a single exception, the Constitution and its Bill of Rights bind the government, not the people.

The Thirteenth Amendment uniquely restricts the American people themselves—and quite rightly so—by forbidding them from owning one another. more> http://tinyurl.com/lus6zn4


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