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Facebook: Right To Be Forgotten Will Increase Tracking

PRIVACY LAW—EU

December 7, 2012

Facebook says the “right to be forgotten” provision in the EU draft data protection regulation will result in increased tracking of Internet users, TechWeekEurope reports. Facebook has been lobbying against the draft and says the right to be forgotten provision that would require companies to delete customer data upon their request “raises many concerns with regard to the right of others to remember and to freedom of expression.” If customers want all of their data deleted, companies will have to track them across websites other than their own. “As drafted, the proposals have privacy implications,” said Facebook’s policy communications manager in Europe.
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