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"Right To Be Forgotten" Debate Continues

PRIVACY LAW—SPAIN & EU

April 20, 2011

The Associated Press examines a lawsuit filed by the Spanish Data Protection Agency ordering Web search engine Google to remove links related to about 90 individuals and its implications amid calls for a "right to be forgotten" in the EU. While a final decision is likely to be years in the making, the report states, Spain's case is likely to gain prominence as the European Commission calls for legislation "to give people more power to delete personal information they previously posted online." Spanish DPA Director Artemi Rallo suggests, "This is just the beginning, this right to be forgotten, but it's going to be much more important in the future." Editor's note: This month's edition of Inside 1to1: Privacy features a report on such issues of freedom of expression, online anonymity and calls for a right to be forgotten.
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