Mar 172011
 March 17, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

John Higginson reports:

Internet users should have the ‘right to be forgotten’, to stop prospective employers finding a naked picture of them, for example, Europe’s top legal officer said.

Justice commissioner Viviane Reding said there must be an overhaul of the EU’s 16-year-old laws on data protection to enforce safeguards on how personal information is used.

With many of the companies based in the US or holding data on servers there, she said agencies watching over privacy issues in EU countries should be given more powers to enforce compliance outside Europe.

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