The Right to be Forgotten in the Google-era

A European Union Court of Justice has held that individuals have a right for old data about themselves to be deleted as it amounts to a violation of one’s privacy. It is a very interesting ruling and reflects a development in the debate surrounding the right to privacy versus the right against censorship and the need for a re-evaluation of the debate in the modern internet-era where digital footprints may have consequences one does not understand, forget predict. We do not know what the essential ingredients for a judgment to be called landmark, but, We do understand  this is going to have very far-reaching consequences.

We have picked out two reports on the judgment that we think will get you a clear idea of the what this judgment can mean –

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-13/google-faces-data-demand-as-eu-court-backs-right-to-be-forgotten.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/05/google-loses-right-be-forgotten-case-2014513125455477292.html

 

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