PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta examines whether people have the right to be forgotten on the Internet in the latest episode of the series. Rugnetta specifically argues that perhaps the perfect memory of the Internet is always a good thing.
Diamonds are forever, and so is posting to the internet. But sometimes this permanent archive of our lives can come back to haunt us. Some argue that individuals should have the right to delete their pasts, in line with the concept of ‘right to oblivion’. Others claim this removal is a form of censorship. So do we have a right to be forgotten?