How the ‘right to be forgotten’ could come to the US

The “right to be forgotten” could soon come to the United States, good news for teenagers who want to erase embarrassing history from the Internet but it could affect whether publishers’ content appears in Google search results. In the U.K.,BBC is keeping a record of the pages Google has removed from its results “as a contribution to public policy.” Free speech advocates also say the “right to be forgotten” interferes with the principles of free expression. Emma Llansó, the director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Technology and Democracy, says: “If we give someone the ability to meddle with someone else’s speech, we’ve crossed a line.”