Right to be forgotten

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The right to be forgotten is the right to have negative private information about a person to be removed from internet searches and other directories under some circumstances.wikipedia
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General Data Protection Regulation

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The new European Proposal for General Data Protection Regulation provides protection and exemption for companies listed as "media" companies, like newspapers and other journalistic work.
A right to be forgotten was replaced by a more limited right of erasure in the version of the GDPR that was adopted by the European Parliament in March 2014.

Google Groups

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YouTube had 5,999 removed, Google Groups had 7,246 removed, and Twitter had 4,588 removed.
Since May 2014, European users can request to have search results for their name from Google Groups, including their Usenet archive, delinked under the right to be forgotten law.

Freedom of speech

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Furthermore, there are concerns about its impact on the right to freedom of expression, its interaction with the right to privacy, and whether creating a right to be forgotten would decrease the quality of the Internet through censorship and a rewriting of history.
Freedom of speech and expression, therefore, may not be recognized as being absolute, and common limitations or boundaries to freedom of speech relate to libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, sedition, incitement, fighting words, classified information, copyright violation, trade secrets, food labeling, non-disclosure agreements, the right to privacy, dignity, the right to be forgotten, public security, and perjury.

Right to privacy

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Furthermore, there are concerns about its impact on the right to freedom of expression, its interaction with the right to privacy, and whether creating a right to be forgotten would decrease the quality of the Internet through censorship and a rewriting of history.

The Red Kimono

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However, the 1925 film The Red Kimono revealed her history, and she successfully sued the producer.
The case, Melvin v Reid has been cited recently in the emerging "right to be forgotten" cases around the world as an early example of one's right to leave a past one wishes to forget.

Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja González

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The term "right to be forgotten" is a relatively new idea, though on May 13, 2014, the European Court of Justice legally solidified that the "right to be forgotten" is a human right when they ruled against Google in the Costeja case.
The decision was claimed as a so-called right to be forgotten, although the Court did not explicitly grant such a right, depending instead on the data subject's rights deriving from [[:wikisource:Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union#Article 7 .E2.80.93 Respect for private and family life|Article 7]] (respect for private and family life) and [[:wikisource:Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union#Article 8 .E2.80.93 Protection of personal data|Article 8]] (protection of personal data) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

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There is a longstanding belief in the United Kingdom, specifically under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, that after a certain period of time, many criminal convictions are "spent", meaning that information regarding said person should not be regarded when obtaining insurance or seeking employment.
Additionally, many individuals have been successful in requesting removal of spent convictions from search engines and other public forums after the CJEU's recent "right to be forgotten" decision.

Dato Capital

The right to be forgotten was invoked to remove from Google searches 120 reports about company directors published by Dato Capital, a Spanish company which compiles such reports about private company directors, consisting entirely of information they are required by law to disclose; Fortune magazine examined the 64 reports relating to UK directorships, finding that in 27 (42%) the director was the only person named, in the remaining only the director and co-directors were named, and 23 (36%) involve directorships started since 2012.
The company received attention in October 2014 when it published lists of deleted director profile links under the Right to be forgotten directive.

Spanish Data Protection Agency

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He initially attempted to have the article removed by complaining to the Spanish Agency of data protection, which rejected the claim on the grounds that it was lawful and accurate, but accepted a complaint against Google and asked Google to remove the results.
It has also demanded the removal of approximately 90 names from search results, claiming a "right to be forgotten".

Streisand effect

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The Guardian observed that the lawsuit has led to the Streisand effect, an upsurge in publicity for the case resulting from the legal action.
The Streisand effect has been observed in relation to the right to be forgotten, as a litigant attempting to remove information from search engines risks the litigation itself being reported as valid, current news.

Martin v. Hearst Corporation

The case is seen by some as evidence that United States law cannot accommodate a right to be forgotten like the one established in the European Union in May 2014.

Consumer Watchdog

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The consumer rights organization Consumer Watchdog has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission for Americans to obtain the right as well.
Commentators noted that this was not the same thing as implementing a "right to be forgotten" as the company already has policies in place dealing with sensitive personal data such as social security numbers and credit card numbers.

Tiziana Cantone

She fought a legal case over the right to be forgotten, which led to the videos being removed from numerous EU websites.

Dejan Lazić

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For example, pianist Dejan Lazic cited the Right To Be Forgotten in trying to remove a negative review about his performance from The Washington Post.
On 30 October 2014, Lazić attempted to use the European Union "right to be forgotten" law to remove a critical review published by ''The Washington Post.

Memory hole

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The Daily Telegraph said, on 6 Aug 2014, that Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales "described the EU's Right to be Forgotten as deeply immoral, as the organisation that operates the online encyclopedia warned the ruling will result in an internet riddled with memory holes".

Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés

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In 2015, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) asked Google to remove data from all versions available in any part of the world.
The CNIL has been criticized for attempting to enforce right to be forgotten rulings on search results globally.

Search engine privacy

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The European Court of Justice ruled in 2014 that its citizens had the "Right to Be Forgotten" in the Google Spain SL v. Agencia Española de Protección de Datos case, which meant that they had the right to demand search engines wipe any data collected on them.

European Union

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The concept that has been discussed and put into practice both in the European Union (EU) and, since 2006, in Argentina.

Argentina

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The concept that has been discussed and put into practice both in the European Union (EU) and, since 2006, in Argentina.

Social stigma

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The issue has arisen from desires of individuals to "determine the development of their life in an autonomous way, without being perpetually or periodically stigmatized as a consequence of a specific action performed in the past."

Human rights

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There has been controversy about the practicality of establishing a right to be forgotten to the status of an international human right in respect to access of information, due in part to the vagueness of current rulings attempting to implement such a right.

Internet

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Furthermore, there are concerns about its impact on the right to freedom of expression, its interaction with the right to privacy, and whether creating a right to be forgotten would decrease the quality of the Internet through censorship and a rewriting of history.

Censorship

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Furthermore, there are concerns about its impact on the right to freedom of expression, its interaction with the right to privacy, and whether creating a right to be forgotten would decrease the quality of the Internet through censorship and a rewriting of history.