When one hears the word identity the first thing that comes to mind is that which is use to identify or locate someone. Thus, digital identity is identification used by computers, cell phones act. and is equal to that of the real identity of a person. The question is asked “Who controls our identity?” and instantaneously the reply should be every individual controls his or her identity. Never the less we know this is not the case in so many areas of our lives. Identity theft is something that has plagued us and in many cases have left a legacy of woe. Hence I asked this question “Do you believe that people have a “right to be forgotten”? and in my estimation I will say yes because there are many times articles and stories that have no truth “escape” from editors and writers and make their way across the digital world leaving a trail that discredit innocent persons and in many instances destroy lives and up and coming careers. Therefore, under these circumstances I will definitely suggest the right to be forgotten clause.
Another pertinent question that is put forth is Does the “right to be forgotten” clash with our 1st amendment “Free Speech” rights? and I most profoundly say no. I believe in the First Amendment but only when it uphold truth and does not defamed someone’s character or destroy a person’s life or livelihood. What good is there when a story is printed based on the First Amendment of Free Speech yet there is no truth to it? The outcome- hurt lives, lawsuits, lost of employments maybe death cause by suicide. Therefore, I emphatically believe that people have the “right to be forgotten.”