Opinion of the Data Protection Authority of the right to be forgotten

A person involved in serious political crimes between the end of seventies and the eighties, having served his jail detention time, asked Google to remove from the web his name linked with those facts. Google refused to do so. The person asked the intervention of the Data Protection Authority. On June 20 2016 the Authority rejected this request stressing the fact that from a public interest point of view the right to know the history is much more relevant than the right to be forgotten of the single person. During the last months the Italian Corte di Cassazione (high Court of Appeal) has clarified conditions and limits for applying the norms about to right to be forgotten, trying to find a balance between the right to identity protection and the right to information.

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Country: Italy

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: court decision, right to identity protection, right to information, public interest, right to be forgotten, data protection, opinion, privacy

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016

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