European Data Protection Digest

BBC To Allow Users To Be Forgotten

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

February 3, 2012

The BBC will unveil a new digital charter that will allow users of its web services to have all of their data deleted, The Telegraph reports. Users of such BBC digital services as the BBC iPlayer can also opt out of having their data collected by the BBC. The announcement comes on the heels of the European Commission's release of its proposal to reform the European Union's data protection framework, which includes a "right to be forgotten." The BBC's charter is still under works, according to the organisation's director of policy and strategy, who said different levels of data sharing may be offered to users.
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