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  1. May 2022
    1. Blockchains are immutable, which means once data is recorded, it can’t be removed. The idea that blockchains will be used to store user-generated data for services like social networks has enormous implications for user safety. If someone uses these platforms to harass and abuse others, such as by doxing, posting revenge pornography, uploading child sexual abuse material, or doing any number of other very serious things that platforms normally try to thwart with content-moderation teams, the protections that can be offered to users are extremely limited. The same goes for users who plagiarize artwork, spam, or share sensitive material like trade secrets. Even a user who themself posts something and then later decides they’d rather not have it online is stuck with it remaining on-chain indefinitely.

      Nothing is forgotten on the blockchain

      Once something is recorded in the blockchain ledger, it is almost impossible to remove (except, say, for a community-agreed-upon hard fork of the ledger). All of the ills of social media become even more permanent when recorded directly in a blockchain.

    1. If we, as human beings are allowed to change and evolve, we have to find some way to be able to outgrow our data doppelgängers. It's not just that these things are creepy. It's that they're literally holding us to our worst selves, even when we try to change and work our way through the future.

      Data Doppelgängers phrase

      This is an aspect of the right to be forgotten here. Should this be just about behavioral advertising? What about the person running for office and having old pictures and old writings coming back to haunt them.

  2. Feb 2021
  3. Dec 2020
  4. Jul 2020
    1. Controllers have an obligation to delete data that was processed on the basis of consent once thatconsent is withdrawn,assuming that there is no other purpose justifying the continued retention.56Besides this situation, covered in Article 17 (1)(b), an individual data subject may request erasure ofother data concerning him that is processed on another lawful basis, e.g.on the basis of Article6(1)(b).57Controllers are obliged to assess whether continued processing of the data in question isappropriate, even in the absence of an erasure request by the data subject.
    2. If a controller receives a withdrawal request, itmust in principle delete the personal data straight away if it wishes to continue to use the data for thepurposes of the research.
  5. May 2020
    1. Now personal data exports include users session information and users location data from the community events widget. Plus, a table of contents!See progress as you process export and erasure requests through the privacy tools.
  6. Apr 2020
    1. Data Erasure and Storage Time The personal data of the data subject will be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. The data may be stored beyond that if the European or national legislator has provided for this in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. The data will also be erased or blocked if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.
  7. Mar 2020
    1. letting them adjust consent decisions for specific purposes and exercise other user rights at any time.

      The diagram above shows an example of this

    1. A European court in May 2014 ordered Google and other search engines operating in Europe to allow individuals the “right to be forgotten,” letting them ask sites to delist certain search results relating to their name. Since that time, Google has received more than 650,000 requests.
  8. Mar 2015
    1. And so, therefore, in this hour, beloved friends, we would wish to share with you the power of forgiveness — how to cultivate it, how to refine it, how to understand the depths of it that can be revealed to you as you forgive seventy-times-seven times, how to bring up within you that which has not yet been forgiven, but perhaps forgotten. We would speak also, in this hour, of what perception is, and what projection is.