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

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Pere Simón Castellano

University of Girona, Department of Public Law

Date Written: December 25, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Simon Castellano, Pere, A Test for Data Protection Rights Effectiveness: Charting the Future of the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Under European Law (December 25, 2012). Columbia Journal of European Law Online, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2244352

Pere Simon Castellano (Contact Author)

University of Girona, Department of Public Law ( email )

Girona, 17071
Spain

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