Right to Be Forgotten? Not That Easy

Eoin McKeogh knows how hard it can be to make the Internet forget.He started waging a court battle against the likes of Google, Facebook and Yahoo after a Dublin cabdriver posted a video in 2011 that showed someone who looked like him — but wasn’t — bailing on his cab fare. Mr. McKeogh, a university student who was in Japan at the time, was pilloried on the Internet after an anonymous user falsely named him as the fare dodger.While the original video was taken down long ago, Mr. McKeogh continues to fight in court to expunge the digital trail. He is among the thousands of Europeans trying to erase their online histories.

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