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Opinion: Let Us Be Forgotten


July 1, 2010

In a piece for The Royal Gazette calling for Bermuda to enact data protection legislation, Ahmed ElAmin writes of European Commissioner Viviane Reding's comments on data protection and the desire by some for "a right to be forgotten." When it comes to companies using personal data, he says, this is exactly what individuals should have. Unlike the EU, ElAmin notes, "Bermuda has not implemented any specific data protection legislation under its Electronic Transactions Act 1999 or through a separate piece of legislation." Bermuda's situation is different from the EU's effort to weave laws from 27 countries, ElAmin asserts, asking lawmakers to "get with it" and provide Bermuda's residents with the "right to be forgotten."
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