The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon

The recent ruling by the European Court of Justice on the right to be forgotten does not give the all-clear for people or organisations to have content removed from the web simply because they find it inconvenient. Far from it. It calls for a balance between the legitimate interests of internet users and citizens' fundamental rights. A balance that will have to be found in each case.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: European Commission, Martine Reicherts, right to be forgotten, ruling, European Court of Justice, General Data Protection Regulation, reform, data protection, privacy

Posted on Monday 22 September 2014

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