The EU, the US and Right to be Forgotten

Bernal, Paul (2014) The EU, the US and Right to be Forgotten. In: Reloading Data Protection. Springer, pp. 61-77. ISBN 978-94-007-7539-8

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The so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ has been a subject of much debate on both sides of the Atlantic since Commissioner Viviane Reding announced her intention to introduce it in 2010. What is seen by those proposing it on the European side to be a simple and logical extension of existing data protection principles is presented in the US as ‘the biggest threat to free speech on the internet in the current decade’. Both sides see themselves as protecting the rights of the ordinary people—the EU in the face of the potentially overwhelming power of the corporate internet behemoths, the US in the face of the excessive and controlling zeal of the European regulators.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: internet,privacy,right to be forgotten
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Media, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 14:58
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 07:30
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7540-4

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