All I can say is ‘beware’ if this European ruling against Google gains traction. All of the pain mentioned in this BBC article will become real including, but not limited to:
- censored information like China
- abuse of power by those with money to fight in court (ie. a company with a lot of money could have the whistle blowing work of an individual removed from public record)
- false sense of security for those who had information removed (it’s still out there for those who want it)
- the exodus of tech companies from Europe
- and more!
This may be one of the most relevant stories to all of us that I’ve read in a long while.
It may also be a time to either dump or buy your Google stocks.