Developments in the Emerging Online “Right to be Forgotten”

Last month, the European Commission proposed a broad reform of the EU’s data protection rules, including the proposed creation of a new “right to be forgotten” that would allow people to demand that organizations that hold their data delete that data, provided there is no legitimate grounds to retain the information. At the European Commission website: the proposal and a host of related materials.

Europe proposes a ‘right to be forgotten’ at ArsTechnica‘s Law & Disorder.

Additional reaction: Data protection changes place disproportionate burdens on business, expert says by law firm Pinsent Masons.

The Right to be Forgotten by Jeffrey Rosen writing as part of the Stanford Law Review Online symposium issue: The Privacy Paradox.

Is The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ The ‘Biggest Threat To Free Speech On The Internet’? at NPR