How to Hide: Keep Your Movements, Your Purchases and Your Past Private

People have the right to hide their pasts—as long as they are European. That essentially was the ruling of the European Union’s highest court in May, which said Google must grant requests by individuals to delete certain links to information about themselves. However, even people in Europe will continue to find it difficult to hide in an increasingly exposed world.

Much of our private personal lives—including embarrassing remnants of the past, our spending habits, even our location at any given time—will continue to be available for corporations, the government, former spouses, our neighbors, scammers, stalkers and anyone else to uncover.


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