It was already beyond time that the likes of Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, plus search engines like Google and Yahoo!, granted all users access to a ‘delete all previous posts’ button and for that deletion to be permanent.
Now that the mass spying work of the US and UK governments, to name but two, is being exposed, although I doubt we will ever learn the full extent of their actions and ambitions, I for one am gravely concerned about my digital footprint.
This trail you leave as you spend time on the Internet never goes away, currently, and from what Edward Snowden and others have said, can be turned against any world citizen and manipulated, tweaked, edited to destroy people’s careers and lives.
Cross the elite (including but not limited to Bilderberg members, which is a shadowy organisation trying these days to hide in plain sight) and you might find yourself labelled anything from a drunk to a pornographer to a paedophile—just with a little expert reinterpretation and remixing of the wealth of data you have put onto the Internet and continue to put out there.
It is certainly time that we, the people of the world, demanded the Right to Delete.