Although there's a long way to go in the UK, this shows the government can and will respond to public pressure demanding individuals' privacy be respected.
Article by Julia Powles for The Guardian
Less than 5% of nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google to selectively remove links to online information concern criminals, politicians and high-profile public figures, the Guardian has learned, with more than 95% of requests coming from everyday members of the public.
The Internet market is evolving to the point where cities are now considering bringing their residents gigabit-speed internet connections. This approach is also a great opportunity to help drag the traditional ISPs out of the status quo.
“If you’re not doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to hide,” people often say. That’s true. If you’ve never driven too fast in your car, taken a hit from a joint or if you never drank a beer before you turned 21, perhaps you’ve never done anything wrong. Perhaps you are perfect. That being said, most people break the law now and then. That’s not the point, though. It’s not always about you.