No Right to be Forgotton on the Internet

Anyone, who publicly posts statements on the Internet that are intended for the general public cannot assert a right to be forgotten afterwards. However, should the Internet “learn” to forget, when the term “digital eraser” was chosen as non-word of the year several months ago? Even if a forced deletion of information would restrict communication, transparency, and the availability of information?

The question whether there is a right to be forgotten on the Internet will now soon be brought before the courts in the EU. The European Court of Justice will hear the case of a Spanish man who urges Google to erase his name from its search index. A controversial topic in which the Google’s position is clear: The search engine giant does not consider itself responsible for negative or inappropriate information from a person’s past and, therefore, won’t delete it from the Internet. Google sees itself as host of information, not controller or publisher.


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Key lessons for improving your Social Media skills

Many people lose track in the Social Media-jungle. Facebook…Twitter…Blogging… Where and how do I reach my customers the best?

A great article on the topic “communication with Social Media” by Soren Gordhamer is available on

Conclusion: There is a fine line between reaching out people and ‘spamming’ people.

Here are the 7 Lessons for better networking with Social Media:

1. Find a Person’s Preferred Communication Channel: Go where they are!

2. Say Just Enough: Less is more!

3. Don’t Expect a Response: Say what you need to and then let it go.

4. Clarify Early: Say it up front.

5. What You Want is Not the Point: No one knows what the future may hold, so make the moment count. Ensure the door stays open, even if no one is walking through it right now.

6. Be Open Without Needing: Speak from openness rather than need.

7. Give Space: Focus on thoughtful instead of continual contact.

We will do our best! Thanks for the great tips…