Russia, Kazakhstan pressing for web censorship


Interfax, a non-governmental news agency based in Moscow, quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Igor Shchegolev as saying that Russian citizens should also have the right to request that links to their personal information be removed from search results.

Russia, Kazakhstan pressing for web censorship

Kazakhstan and Russia – notorious for press censorship and blocking online media – are reportedly trying to use a 2014 European court ruling to wield more control over the internet.

According to a report in The Moscow Times, the ruling grants internet users the “right to be forgotten” which means they can demand online search engines to remove references to personal details.

More specifically, the European Court of Justice ruled in May 2014 that search engines, including Google, must consi...

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