Nov 052010
 
 November 5, 2010  Non-U.S., Online

Bob Sullivan reports:

Just days after U.S. voters threw overboard one of their top privacy advocates in Congress, the European Commission announced Thursday that it will push for creation of a Web users’ “right to be forgotten.”

The commission, which is the executive body of the European Union, plans to update 15-year-old laws governing collection and use of consumer information to reflect the age of Google and Facebook. Changes could come early next year.

“Strengthening individuals’ rights so that the collection and use of personal data is limited to the minimum necessary,” the commission said in a statement.

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