Facebook’s opposition to the legislation has been reported on previously, but the 11-page document shared by Europe vs Facebook [PDF link] reveals in detail exactly when the company objects to. The document, dated 30 March 2012, states that the ‘right to be forgotten’ requires “careful consideration.” Facebook says (emphasis ours), “As drafted, it raises major concerns with regard to the right of others to remember and of freedom of expression on the Internet. There is also a risk that it could result in measures which are technically impossible to apply in practice and therefore make for bad law.” Elsewhere, the company criticizes the principle of ‘privacy by default’, which is says “does not take into account the specific nature of social networking where the very reason that most people join is to share and connect with others.”
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