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Right to be forgotten

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Definition Edit

A right to be forgotten is a right of individuals to remove information about themselves from the Internet (or other databases), even if it is truthful, under certain conditions.

Overview Edit

"The European Commission recently proposed the implementation of the 'Right to be Forgotten' in the cyberspace, that is, the 'right to ask service providers to delete the personal information that has been collected by data brokers under a users' consent.' Similar in principle to the 'right of oblivion' (in the French law), the Right to be Forgotten will empower people to take control of their digital image and reputation in the cyberspace."[1]

References Edit

  1. The Red Book, at 12.

See also Edit

External resource Edit

  • Rich McCormick, "Google's Top Lawyer Says EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Restricts Freedom of Expression," The Verge (July 11, 2014) (full-text).

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