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TechAmerica Statement on EU Court of Justice Ruling in "Right to be Forgotten" Case

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WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica, the public policy and public sector division of CompTIA, Tuesday issued this statement from Mike Hettinger, Senior Vice President for Federal Government Affairs and Public Sector, concerning the European Union's Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the case addressing the "right to be forgotten."

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"The ruling gives individuals the right to demand that a search engine - or any online service - delete certain links pointing to sites that refer to them. This applies even if the information is accurate, lawful and in the public domain.

"The ruling today by the ECJ would have a direct, adverse effect on free expression, access to information and incredibly burden the overall operation of the internet by online platforms. Of particular concern, is a requirement that those ISPs remove lawfully-published information. This goes beyond what is reasonable."

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Representing technology companies of all sizes, TechAmerica, as powered by CompTIA, the ICT industry trade association, is dedicated to advocating for the ICT sector before decision-makers at the state, federal and international levels of government. With offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Brussels and Beijing, as well as regional offices around the U.S., we deliver our members top-tier business intelligence and networking opportunities on a global scale. We are committed to expanding market opportunities and driving the competitiveness of the U.S. technology industry around the world. Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org.

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