Daniel Solove offers his comments on the stunning ruling from the EU Court of Justice yesterday:
1. The right to be forgotten now appears to be a full-fledged right in the EU.
Before this case, there had been debate about the recognition of a right to be forgotten in connection with proposed new EU legislation. The so-called “right to be forgotten” is the right of people to have their personal data deleted from various record systems.
The decision now appears to be more than just a proposal, as the court held that the EU Data Protection Directive already protects this right.
2. The right to be forgotten is not just an EU right — it also exists in US law.
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