European Data Protection Digest

UK ICO Says Right To Be Forgotten "Unenforceable"

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU

November 18, 2011

In a briefing document, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) asserts that revisions to the European Union's data protection laws should not include a general "right to be forgotten," Out-Law.com reports. Instead, the "framework should strengthen individual rights to object to and block processing..." the ICO said in the briefing. "It should not introduce a standalone right to be forgotten which could mislead individuals and falsely raise their expectations, and be impossible to implement and enforce in practice." EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding recently called for consumers to have a right to remove information posted about them online.
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