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Michee Smith, Product Manager, Security & Privacy

September 12, 2018

Michee Smith

Google is fighting back against efforts to expand 'right to be forgotten' rules

..... In a February report, Google noted that deciding what to de-list can become problematic, and those that have been deleted thus far comprise only 43.3 percent of requests. Search engines like Google must consider if the information in question is inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant or excessiveand whether there is a public interest in the information remaining available in search results, said Michee Smith, Googles product lead on the project. In the four years since right to be forgotten was enacted, the main request from consumers is tied to social media and directory services containing personal information. .....

September 07, 2018

Michee Smith

Senate Urban Affairs Committee Issues Testimony From Ex-Ambassador to Russian Federation

..... Anders Aslund details how these mechanisms are used to launder money from Russia to the United States in How the United States Can Combat Russia's Kleptocracy (Washington, DC: The Atlantic Council, July 31, 2018): Helena Smith, "How Trump destabilised Montenegro with a few words," The Guardian, July 19, 2018, "Defending Democracy Program," Microsoft, ; "Making Ads and Pages More Transparent," Facebook Newsroom, April 6, 2018,; "We're Making Our Terms and Data Policy Clearer, Without New Rights to Use Your Data on Facebook," Facebook Terms Update,"Hard Questions: What is Facebook Doing to Protect Election Security?" Facebook Newsroom, March 29, 2018,; Michee Smith, "Introducing a new transparency report for political ads," Google Blog, August 15, 2018,; "Transparency Report, Political Advertising on Google," Google,; Vijaya Gadde, Bruce Falck, "Increasing Transparency for Political Campaigning Ads on Twitter," Twitter Blog, May 24, 2018, Transparency Center, Twitter, Falck, "Providing more transparency around advertising on Twitter," Twitter Blog, June 28, 2018,