Web firms face EU data privacy crackdown | EurActiv

Web firms face EU data privacy crackdown | EurActiv. 04 November 2010

Quite an interesting development, at least in its principles (the details may be less thrilling and adequate). It feeds into various works and proposals by various legal academic scholars. I am thinking here about the SLS cyberlaw sessions this september where privacy was often debated and proposals made to recentre the duties on private entities at the heart of the internet ‘experience’. This is particularly true for the “right to be forgotten” which does not conflict per se with freedom of expression. It may, and probably will, but the merit of acknowledging a right to anonymity via forgetness is to allow for articulating the two rights rather than put one or the other first.

EU Proposes ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Online, In Contradiction With Free Speech Concepts“, TechDirt 5 November 2010

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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