European Data Protection Digest

Right To Be Forgotten Remains “Hot Topic”

PRIVACY LAW—EU

November 14, 2013

Mondaq examines the “hot topic” of the right to be forgotten “in the context of imminent EU Data Protection Reform.” The report looks at the right in the context data subjects’ ability through a "right of erasure" to ask data controllers to “delete any personal data relating to them and ensure there is no further dissemination of such data.” This is potentially problematic for companies, the report states, highlighting one recent court case that “has the potential to open the floodgates and set a precedent to justify further requests by others objecting to videos posted about them on social media.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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