Dan Michaluk Quoted in CBC News on Kids’ Right to Remove Social Media Posts About Them

Dan Michaluk Quoted in CBC News on Kids’ Right to Remove Social Media Posts About Them

CBC News quoted Hicks Morley’s Dan Michaluk in a January 31, 2018 article titled “Today’s kids will need right to remove online posts about them.’”

The article explains how kids and teenagers who were born into a Social Media era where their entire lives have been documented online by others, will have the right to have personal information de-indexed from search engine results if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date.

A new draft report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on protecting one’s online reputation states, it is “critical that youth be provided with a means of reinventing themselves as they mature and enter adulthood — a fact recognized by the existence of ‘clean slate’ and other protective mechanisms in Canada and elsewhere.” Although the position is at the draft stage, it “is nonetheless of critical significance to Canadians’ use of the internet — creating a broader variant of the so-called European ‘right to be forgotten’” Dan said.

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