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Ethical implications of the right to be forgotten

Libro: The Routledge companion to journalism ethics
Lugar de Edición: Londres
Editorial: Taylor and Francis Inc.
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página Inicial - Final: 371 - 379
ISBN: 978-042955330-1
Resumen: This chapter focuses on the new ethical challenges that the right to be forgotten represents for journalism. Thanks to the internet, digital archives of online media can be universally accessed at any time. But from the point of view of public memory and historical research, this relevant achievement can, at the same time, be a source of significant harm and stress for individuals who are directly or indirectly connected to new stories that were published years ago but retrievable today. The European Court of Human Rights has set criteria for the preservation of newspaper stories on the internet, while some news organizations have adopted their own guidelines aimed at responding in an ethical way while avoiding the potential harms of rewriting of history. Best practices call for transparency whenever items are removed, edited, or amended since first publication. This would mean a step forward in the ethics of digital journalism.