In its 2012 “Enemies of the Internet” report, Reporters Without Borders voiced reservations about a proposed European Commission directive and regulation on online personal data protection that would enshrine the “right to be forgotten.”
Yesterday, Reporters Without Borders received a response from the spokesperson of Viviane Reding, the European Commission vice-president responsible for justice, who is the initiator of this directive. The reply follows.
Read more of their view and Viviane Reding’s reply via spokesperson on Reporters Without Borders. The reply makes it clear that the scope of any such directive does not include removal or deletion of news stories but is oriented to individuals’ rights to have their profiles or material they uploaded deleted.