Jan 272012
 January 27, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online

While I’ve been offline, there’s been much discussion of the new EU proposal.  Here’s just one of the reactions to its implications.  Matt Warman reports:

Embarrassing, inaccurate or simply personal data will have to be deleted from the internet and company databases if consumers ask, under a new set of European laws.

The move will mean that social networks such as Facebook or Twitter will have to comply with users’ requests to delete everything they have ever published about themselves online. It will also mean that consumers will be able to force companies that hold data about them, such as for Tesco’s Clubcard, to remove it.

Read more on The Telegraph.

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