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 July 13, 2015  Non-U.S., Online

Thomas Chan reports that the right to be forgotten issue has raised its head in Hong Kong:

An order by the privacy watchdog to remove information from a website would create an “Orwellian memory hole” in society, a market analyst claimed today.

David Webb, who runs Webb-site.com, was arguing before the Administrative Appeals Board after the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ordered him last year to redact the names of people who appeared in reports on three court judgments handed down years ago.

The former investment banker said that if people could sanitise their past by asking media to suppress their archives and then run for public office, then “the information of ‘haves’ will be in a position of power against the ‘have-nots’”.

Read more on South China Morning Post.

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