Google's Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen Discussed Their New Book With Prof. Nouriel Roubini
On May 6, Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discussed their book, "The New Digital Age" with Professor Nouriel Roubini.
There are times when [data] erasure is the right thing, and there are times when it is inappropriate. - Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google
"This lack of a delete button on the Internet is in fact a significant issue," said Schmidt. "There are times when [data] erasure is the right thing, and there are times when it is inappropriate. How do we decide? We have to have that debate now."
Read press coverage on this event
- CNET, "Google's Schmidt: Don't worry too much about 'Big Brother'"
- FastCompany, "Google's Eric Schmidt On Data Privacy: The Internet Needs A Delete Button"
- PC Magazine, "Google's Schmidt Concerned by Lack of Internet 'Delete Button'"
- BetaBeat, "Who’s Worried About Big Brother? Not Eric Schmidt!"
- Insider Monkey, "Google Inc (GOOG): ‘Erasure is a Right Thing’ For The Web"
- The Verge, "Eric Schmidt on an internet 'delete' button: 'There is a time when erasure is a right thing'"
- The Register, "Google's Schmidt calls for 'DELETE from INTERWEBS' button"
- IT Pro Portal, "Internet needs "delete button," says Google's Schmidt"