Privacy Advisor

Experts question whether the EC’s “Right To Be Forgotten” has forgotten a few key points

06.01.2012
Within the European Commission’s draft data protection framework is a provision for “the right to be forgotten and to erasure.” The provision’s concept isn’t entirely new to member states. Article 12 within the 1995 Data Protection Directive allows for the right to erasure. But where Article 12 grants data subjects rights to request that data controllers correct or erase data concerning them and to lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority, among others, the new proposal would allow data subjects to ask the data controller to delete their data and cease disseminating, even if consent was at one time given.

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