France, You Do Not Own the Internet

Daniel Castro Alan McQuinn January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017

France's attempt to force Google to expand the country's “right to be forgotten” rules to all users worldwide would interfere with other nations' sovereignty, write Alan McQuinn and Daniel Castro in Computerworld. Rather than acting unilaterally, French lawmakers who do not like other nations’ policies should work to establish formal international agreements. But when a country is unable to convince other nations to sign on to a broad goal like a universal right to be forgotten, it should not simply impose its own values on them.