Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jul 2014 21:52 UTC
Internet & Networking

When you Google someone from within the EU, you no longer see what the search giant thinks is the most important and relevant information about an individual. You see the most important information the target of your search is not trying to hide.

Stark evidence of this fact, the result of a European court ruling that individuals had the right to remove material about themselves from search engine results, arrived in the Guardian's inbox this morning, in the form of an automated notification that six Guardian articles have been scrubbed from search results.

And then the EU wonders why support for even more 'Europe' is at an all-time low.

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by oskeladden on Sun 6th Jul 2014 13:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
oskeladden
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At least here in Israel (and as far as I know, in the U.S.) is fairly close to being illegal to ask an employee if he/she has a criminal record and/or if he/she were ever indicted in one unless you have a specific and well defined reason to do so. A dumb question might get you sued.


In England, employers can check the criminal record of anyone to whom they have made a job offer by running what is called a DBS check (formerly a CRB check). Enhanced checks are run for people who will work with children or as carers for adults. It is mandatory to run these checks before employing someone to work in a nursery or a school. There are slightly different procedures in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but the substance is the same. Nobody should be relying on a search engine.

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