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Opinion: Right To Be Forgotten Not Likely “To Live Up to the Hype”

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU & UK

April 23, 2013

In a blog for The Guardian, data protection analyst Sally Annereau suggests the proposal for a right to be forgotten, which she describes as “a legal right to do a digital disappearing act” will probably not “live up to the hype.” Annereau writes, “In particular, there are genuine concerns that this legal right will fail to deliver on the expectations it creates and will present significant challenges for businesses that have to comply. Rather than a right to be forgotten, we may end up with nothing more than a right to be frustrated.” Editor’s Note: Privacy Perspectives recently discussed the idea of a “right to be forgiven.”
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