(The Hosting News) – Europe’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that Google must comply with requests from individuals who wish to have links removed about themselves that are outdated or that could potentially cause embarrassment.
The European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that individuals have the “right to be forgotten,” forcing Internet search engines to remove links, even if they are true and lawful, Time reports.
“Today’s court judgement [sic] is a clear victory for the protection of personal data of Europeans,” wrote European Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, via Facebook. “Big data need big rights.”
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Offshore hosting is basically web-hosting of your website in a different country than the one you reside or your business is located in. Examples are high-tech and developed countries like the UK, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Lithuania, Holland and Luxembourg.
Why is off-shore hosting important, necessary or relevant to me, you may ask?
Fair question! There are several good reasons for choosing offshore web-hosting, and here are a few:
- Often overseas hosting may be cheaper than domestic webhosting;
- Your target demographic may reside in that foreign country, and hosting your website there may offer substantially shorter page load times;
- The content of your website may be frowned upon in your native country. Gambling, lotteries, downloads, torrents, software, and porn comes to mind. These, and other types of websites with questionable content, may be acceptable and protected better off-shore against take-downs, than in your own country;
- It may be a matter of privacy, personal safety, political views, or freedom of speech.
So, whatever your considerations, from a practical standpoint, offshore web-hosting may offer you much better alternatives than hosting in your domicile.