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Assignment 3B

I think that in certain situations people should have the right to be forgotten. For example someone who had something bad posted of them online should not pay the consequences for one wrong action later in life. Like get rejected from job opportunities because the company finds something of them on the internet or get into relationship problems. Yet a criminals actions online like an identity stealer should pay the consequences. I don’t think our first amendment clashes with the right to be forgotten because there is a difference between free speech and the right to know every ones information. The first amendment protects freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. It does not mention the freedom to allow one person to post about another online or keep unwanted information on the internet. By digital identity we mean information on an entity (person, organisation, application, or device) used by a computer system to represent an external agent. Obviously big companies control digital identities because they have money. They can get information on people to benefit their companies and make products in the consumers most interest. Websites also control digital identity because they are the ones that track the internet users and make a profile of them in order to recommend the websites.

Assignment #3B

Every person should have a right to choose whether or not any information related to personal life, family or work should be available to anyone. The “right to be forgotten” should be enforced to protect people from being misrepresented or even discriminated against due to some misinformation pertaining to their personal life, views, values or beliefs. Freedom of speech does not necessarily mean using a person’s personal information to attack their privacy.
Digital identity could refer to any information on someone adopted in cyberspace by an individual, organization or electronic device. This information could be an email address, a date of birth, an address, a credit card number or even a social security number… Organizations or individuals to whom we voluntarily or involuntarily subscribe by filling an online form or opening an online account can control our digital identity.