EU ruling a stunner to U.S. Internet community
"We're very acutely aware of the potential for abuse," said Danny O'Brien, international director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a internet policy organization based in San Francisco.
He ticked off possible examples. People wanting to take down content that isn't about themselves. People wanting to take down content that a court determines is newsworthy. People wanting to improve their business' results on Google by having all evidence that another person is selling a given item taken down.