Oscar Wilde once stated “no man is rich enough to buy back his past” and as more and more data is being stored and shared online this is becoming increasingly true. However, a controversial privacy case at the European Court of Justice on 13th of May could change the future of online privacy. For the first time ever, search engine giant Google was required to remove a result from their Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) due to privacy issues. The decision has taken the online community by storm, with many now asking: is it truly possible to delete your online history?
Over the past few months the online community has been rocked by numerous cyberattacks leading to a substantial amount of personal information being accessed. Just one month ago we were faced with the issue of the Heartbleed bug which supplied hackers with personal information from some of the biggest sites in the world including Mumsnet and the Canada Revenue Agency.