A Stronger ‘Online Eraser' Law Would be a Mistake

Publication Type: 
Other Writing
Publication Date: 
November 7, 2013
Excited teenagers – in other words normal teenagers – have never been famous for consistently wise decisions, nor should they be. Trial and error is a critical part of growing up.
But the emergence and widespread uptake of social media has further complicated the ability of teenagers to put past issues behind them. What used to remain only in fading memories increasingly lingers in code on computer servers in the cloud.