UNESCO Privacy Chair

Book and journal selection

  Title: Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age
  Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
  ISBN: 978-0691138619
  Summary: Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we've searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all.