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  • Google philosopher says we are our data
  • Google philosopher says we are our data
    Bill Dickinson (2014) ©

Google philosopher says we are our data

The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ ruling has presented Google with a unique challenge. How does a search engine decide whose requests to be ‘forgotten’ online are granted? To help figure it out, Google hired a philosopher who believes our entire notion of personhood requires revision. 



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