Most of us have incidents in our past that we'd rather leave there - but that's getting harder in a world teeming with tools and devices that capture our actions and record them forever. Do we have a ''right to delete'' records and data about ourselves? Can we? Should we?
Just two decades ago, the Web and public internet were the stuff of science fiction. Creators like William Gibson, who coined the term "cyberspace" in his novel Neuromancer, helped define the terms of social life online, as well as inspiring many of the inventions (like smartphones) that we …