Right to be forgotten: a critique of the post-Costeja Gonzalez paradigm

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Ahmed, Farhaan Uddin 

Considers the challenges of administering the "right to be forgotten" (RTBF) as formulated by the ECJ ruling in Google Spain SL v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) (C-131/12) and the draft General Data Protection Regulation art.17. Discusses the possible unintentional consequences of the RTBF, including the "Streisand effect" whereby suppressed information attracts popular attention. Suggests a framework for managing RTBF requests.


This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Sweet & Maxwell in Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Vol. 21 Issue 6, pp. 175-185. The full text may be found via Westlaw UK (http://legalresearch.westlaw.co.uk/), with a valid subscription.

Censorship, Data protection, EU law, Right to be forgotten, Search engines, Websites
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Computer and Telecommunications Law Review
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