Tech IRL: The 'right to be forgotten'

A visitor uses a cell phone in front of the Google logo at the Google offices in Berlin, Germany. Google's European operations are still trying to figure out a way forward in the wake of the ECJ's "Right to be Forgotten" ruling.

Citizens in the European Union can ask to be removed from search engines if the results are "inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive." Google recently removed a news article from the BBC due to one reader's complaint. Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary and Ben Johnson of Marketplace Tech look at what that means for individuals in the EU and themselves. Could the decision lead to a slippery slope of censorship?

Click play above to hear Lizzie and Ben discuss what the ruling means

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Ben Johnson is the host of Marketplace Tech.

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