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Google’s ‘right to deletion’ form opens up can of worms

Google recently added a form that allows users to request their personal data be deleted or de-indexed, but making private companies solely responsible for deciding the validity of such claims opens up a can of worms

Web giant Google announced the launch of a form that will allow internet users to request their names be removed from search results using its platform in response to recent a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union. But some privacy advocates say making companies like Google solely responsible for deciding on the validity of said claims leaves the system open to abuse and unfair bias.

Cloud experts call for global standards on data portability

Cloud experts are calling for international standards on data portability for CSPs

International standard development bodies and governments need to work together on the development of protocols to help users migrate their data from one cloud provider to another, according to Manas Kumar, chief executive officer of Optimizer HQ.