EC official: Right to be forgotten is not a right to “Photoshop their lives.”

Ryan Heath, spokesman for the European Commission’s vice president, is frustrated with Google’s decision to hide search results about a Merrill Lynch chairman Stan O’Neal, one of the drivers of the 2008 economic meltdown.

Heath “said he could not see a ‘reasonable public interest’ for the action. He added that the ruling should not allow people to ‘Photoshop their lives’.”

But that is exactly what the decision, by an EC court judge (hello, left hand, meet the right hand) does.

And Heath is criticizing Google for obeying the EC’s own law.

Embarrassed EC: Right to be forgotten not a right to “Photoshop your life”

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