Star adopts new method to reviewing outdated tales, June 4
I commend the Star for its new coverage on requests to take away info or articles of their entirety due to the hurt being triggered to the requesting particular person.
As Bruce Campion-Smith, the Star’s public editor, rightly notes, the impression of such info in a digital context is way totally different than it’s in a paper world the place info misplaced its reputational impression down the street.
Having handled comparable forms of requests, I do know that it is a troublesome and infrequently contentious concern; some are adamantly against any alteration of the “public report.”
So the Star is to be applauded for its considerate and versatile method to the difficulty, aiming to strike an inexpensive steadiness between each the pursuits of people who could also be unfairly harmed by the persevering with digital prominence of data which may be incomplete or of receding significance, and the general public curiosity in guaranteeing that some forms of info ought to proceed to be publicly obtainable.