Can you ever erase yourself from the internet?

Well not according to this article which discusses a case currently going through the European Courts . Whilst the feeling from the judiciary is that privacy settings on online accounts, such as Facebook, should by default be set to the highest settings, the fact is that most of our data is shared with other companies meaning that control is quickly lost by us (the individual) and the company providing or selling our data (e.g. Facebook).

The conclusion of this author (Adam Hartley, MSN) is that when posting online, assume that you lose all control of that information and be prepared to have it shared with others.

Read the full article for more details:


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