Right to be forgotten
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European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has proposed a sweeping reform of the EU's data protection rules, claiming that the proposed rules will both cost less for governments and corporations to administer and simultaneously strengthen online privacy rights. The 1995 Data Protection Directive already gives EU citizens certain rights over their data.
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The "Right to be Forgotten" is a very successful political slogan. Like all successful political slogans, it is like a Rorschach test.
One of the most talked about concepts in the European Commission’s new Data Protection Regulation proposal is the right to be forgotten. It is, at least in part, a continuation of the rights of access and objection that web users were granted in the 1995 Data Protection Directive. It also goes further, including other concepts that we have already embedded in our privacy principles and practices like improved transparency, providing clear information to people and giving them fine-grained privacy choices - including the ability to remove data they uploaded to our services.
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Among them was a victim of domestic violence who discovered that her address could easily be found through Google.
In its 2012 “ Enemies of the Internet ” report, Reporters Without Borders voiced reservations about a proposed European Commission directive and regulation on online personal data protection that would enshrine the “right to be forgotten.”