Old content is for libraries (they need help with digital preservation, but that is for another time), but Google has made a big algorithmic change that will give users timelier results. The unintended consequences may support privacy, at least as the value relates to the Right to be Forgotten.  By recognizing that users want the freshest information (because it is generally the most valuable) and adjusting to decrease the relevancy of stale information, Google helps people move on from embarrassing, negative, no longer accurate and/or that have recently threaten to linger indefinitely. By embracing the impact time has on information, Google supports information stewardship – allows for information to fall away, at which point it should be assessed for archival systems and privacy harms. Check out Giving You Fresher, More Recent Search Results.

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