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Author Jones, Meg Leta, author

Title Ctrl + Z : the right to be forgotten / Meg Leta Jones
Published New York ; London : New York University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 269 pages)
Contents Forgetting made easy -- Forgetting made impossible -- Innovating privacy -- Digital information stewardship -- Ctrl + Z in legal cultures -- Ctrl + Z in the international community
Summary "This is going on your permanent record!" is a threat that has never held more weight than it does in the Internet Age, when information lasts indefinitely. The ability to make good on that threat is as democratized as posting a Tweet or making blog. Data about us is created, shared, collected, analyzed, and processed at an overwhelming scale. The damage caused can be severe, affecting relationships, employment, academic success, and any number of other opportunities--and it can also be long lasting. One possible solution to this threat? A digital right to be forgotten, which would in turn create a legal duty to delete, hide, or anonymize information at the request of another user. The highly controversial right has been criticized as a repugnant affront to principles of expression and access, as unworkable as a technical measure, and as effective as trying to put the cat back in the bag. Ctrl+Z breaks down the debate and provides guidance for a way forward. It argues that the existing perspectives are too limited, offering easy forgetting or none at all. By looking at new theories of privacy and organizing the many potential applications of the right, law and technology scholar Meg Leta Jones offers a set of nuanced choices. To help us choose, she provides a digital information life cycle, reflects on particular legal cultures, and analyzes international interoperability. In the end, the right to be forgotten can be innovative, liberating, and globally viable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Privacy, Right of -- Europe.
Privacy, Right of -- United States.
Right to be forgotten -- Europe.
Right to be forgotten -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1479801518 (electronic bk.)
9781479801510 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Control + Z
Control plus Z
Ctrl plus Z
Right to be forgotten