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Alvaro: Right To Be Forgotten Needs Revisions

PRIVACY LAW—EU

December 6, 2012

Speaking at an event of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee in Washington, DC, German Vice President of the European Parliament Alexander Alvaro said the provision in the proposed EU data protection law guaranteeing individuals the right to be forgotten needs to be limited. The right "has to be limited to the point where we're talking about judicially, clearly examined, illegal violations of rights,” he said, adding it will not be used as a tool to curtail freedom of expression. Alvaro is pushing for context-based privacy protection, noting that other provisions—such as explicit consent—may also need revision, reports FierceGovernmentIT.
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