The EU’s proposed ‘right to be forgotten’ – is it practical?

Posted On May 16, 2013
In Privacy in Cyberspace / Reply

At the start of 2012 the EU proposed a right for individuals ‘to be forgotten’ – that is, to be able to request that those holding their personal data remove the digital copies of the information.

But, given that the data an individual may wish to have ‘forgotten’ is likely to stored (mirrored, etc) in numerous locations, is it practical? Sheppherd & Wedderburn discuss this question, and conclude that it may not be.

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