A Test for Data Protection Rights Effectiveness: Charting the Future of the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Under European Law
Columbia Journal of European Law Online, 2013
5 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2013
Date Written: December 25, 2012
The last two decades have borne witness to the unstoppable rise of the Internet and other information and communication technologies that have gradually introduced changes in social life. It is commonly understood that this implies rethinking the law of effectiveness in a “2.0 world.” The law must regulate part of this new environment and should give answers to current issues resulting from the worldwide web’s architecture. In a wide range of new 2.0 threats, the issue of continuity of the information on the Internet stands out. The web records everything and forgets nothing, and this reality has arisen in the European public debate as a legal issue.
Keywords: data protection, privacy, reputation, EU, right to be forgotten, intimacy, Internet
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