Assignment #3B

I do believe people have a “right to be forgotten”, on certain situations. Just like with everything in life, we have to see things in the middle. There are things that people do in the past that should be erased from the internet, as long as it will not cause harm to anyone.

The “right to be forgotten” can clash with our 1st amendment. For example, some people do not want their past to be shown and would like their past to be forgotten. The first amendment allows people to have the freedom to say what they want, including someone’s past. If someone has a criminal record and wants to keep it hidden, it can hurt people. At the same time people do have the right to erase information about themselves, if they wish. The “right to be forgotten” is not black and white, which is why it can get complicated at certain times.

Digital identity is the identity that the internet gives you. When you search or place information of any form over the internet, you leave fingerprints. These fingerprints is your digital identity, it comes from social networks, online purchases, online searches, etc.

The people who control  your digital identity are the companies you visit online. These companies will sell information you gave to other companies. The government can also see what an individual looks at over the internet, they can do this to monitor or protect citizens or just to monitor people.

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