Google Chairman: Lack of Internet Delete Button Is “Significant Issue”
ONLINE PRIVACYMay 8, 2013
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt believes the “lack of a delete button on the Internet is in fact a significant issue.” That’s according to a Fast Company report on Schmidt’s comments to economist Nouriel Roubini at New York University’s Stern Business School this week. The discussion focused in part on the privacy implications of the “endless troves of personal user data” being amassed by online companies. Schmidt said, “Let me be very clear that Google is not tracking you,” adding that in terms of that lack of an online delete button, “There are times when erasure is the right thing...and there are times when it is inappropriate. How do we decide? We have to have that debate now."