[IRP] FW: [NetBehaviour] Should We Have a Right To Be Forgotten Online?

Michael Gurstein gurstein
Tue Mar 15 15:40:17 EET 2011

This may be of interest...


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Subject: [NetBehaviour] Should We Have a Right To Be Forgotten Online?

"In privacy circles, everybody's talking about the Right to be 
Forgotten. The European Commission has even proposed that the "right to 
be forgotten" should be written into the up-coming revision of the 
Privacy Directive. Originally, a rather curious French "universal right" 
that doesn't even have a proper English-translation (right to be 
forgotten? right to oblivion? right to delete?), le Doit a l'Oubli, is 
going mainstream. But, what on earth is it? For most people, I think 
it's an attempt to give people the right to wash away digital muck, or 
delete the embarrassing stuff, or just start fresh. But unfortunately, 
it's more complicated than that."


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