Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) under the GDPR: the danger of “rewriting history” or the individual’s chance to leave the past behind – Ketevan Kukava

” It should be noted that the global removal of information might produce negative consequences worldwide. As stressed by Google, “how long will it be until other countries – perhaps less open and democratic – start demanding that their laws regulating information likewise have global reach?”

Guaranteeing the right to erasure under the GDPR cannot be considered as a silver bullet answer to the risks and challenges of the internet age, however, the value of the overall aim of the regulation – increased control of individuals of their personal data – should not be underestimated. Can we have a realistic expectation of privacy online and how much valuable information might be lost in translating legal requirements into practice? – Probably these questions gain more and more relevance, and necessitate taking due account of the very nature and the challenges of the internet age.”

Inforrm's Blog

In the internet age, when vast amount of information can be stored indefinitely and can be easily retrieved by means of a mouse click, controlling one’s personal data seems a particularly difficult task to do.

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