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Experts Debate Whether 'Right to Be Forgotten' Should Be Adopted in the U.S.

Experts Debate Whether 'Right to Be Forgotten' Should Be Adopted in the U.S.

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The '€œright to be forgotten'€ should be adopted in the U.S. because Americans deserve the ability to exercise control over their personal data. Then again, the right to be forgotten could be seen as a form of censorship that aims to conceal past news. At least that's what four privacy and technology experts debated Wednesday night.

The experts considered whether the ruling should be (hypothetically) implemented in the U.S. Organized by Intelligence Squared, a live New York City audience served as the barometer for which side won the debate. Before any words were exchanged, 36 percent believed the U.S. should adopt the ruling; 26 percent were against it, and 38 percent were undecided.