Make Delete the Default?

I read this article and it got me thinking. What happens if we do make Delete the Default.

The problem as I see it is that it all becomes too easy to forget history, too easy to have an opinion, too easy to not think and act, too easy to be individual above a citizen.  Accountability is surely valued higher than privacy?

What happens when your medical history is deleted, your heart ECG, your previous test results. We value history every day, why do we want to loose it? Big difference is access to stuff you are not allowed to see.

Personally because you want to protect your “chat” you cannot take the same principals and expand them to every situation – Delete cannot be the default.