The E.U. is encouraging various E.U. members' own Brexits. The latest boost comes from the E.U.'s idiotic new "Right to be Forgotten" privacy law.
Nowadays, people can freely go to the library to look for archived news about a person--but they cannot do it online. This is thanks to another absurd law from the minds of European bureaucrats. This new "Right to be Forgotten" privacy rule prevents people from going online to check news stories in the public domain that deal with the reputation, qualifications, and criminal records of potential employees, babysitters, and personal caregivers.
So now, thanks to E.U. bureaucracy, criminals and those who constitute a public menace can invoke the "Right to be Forgotten" rule to have their malfeasances deleted from websites simply by citing the fact that these bits of information humiliate them, or that the data was old and no longer in the public interest. In this case, the culprits are also the ones who get to decide what is in the "public interest."
And this isn't the first foolish privacy law to come out of the E.U. Previously, the E.U. created another law that helped corrupt politicians protect their illegal activities in defiance of the "public's right to know."
It seems that E.U. officials are working overtime to encourage more members of the Union to exit it, U.K.-style. Just look at how they are treating the redistribution of migrants (they don't do it) or the way they intransigently impose a fiscal rigor that prevents economic growth, not to mention their creation of tax havens in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, and Ireland, which are harmful to other E.U. members.
Let's return, however, to the E.U.'s latest "stroke of genius," the "Right to be Forgotten" rule, which went into effect in May 2018. In September, The New York Times--a known apologist for the "Politically Correct Police Force" (reminiscent of the Ministry of Popular Culture in fascist Italy)--clearly demonstrated its danger to society with a...