European Data Protection Digest

Gov't Secures "Right To Be Forgotten"

PRIVACY LAW—FRANCE

October 22, 2010

The Hunton & Williams Privacy & Information Security Law Blog reports on the efforts of Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the secretary of state in charge of the digital economy, to secure the "right to be forgotten" on the Internet. The project focused on such goals as educating Internet users about their exposure to privacy risks, encouraging the development of privacy-enhancing tools and fostering data protection rights at the national and EU level. The results, the report states, are the new "Code of Good Practice on Targeted Advertising and the Protection of Internet Users" and "Code of Good Practice on the Right to Be Forgotten on Social Networks and Search Engines," which Kosciusko-Morizet has said "could be the starting point for a future international agreement." Editor's note: For more on this topic, read "Understanding the 'right to be forgotten' in a digital world" from this month's issue of Inside 1to1: Privacy.
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