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European Commission Proposes "Right to be Forgotten" Internet Law

A new law promising internet users the "right to be forgotten" will be proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday. It says people will be able to ask for data about them to be deleted and firms will have to comply unless there are "legitimate" grounds to retain it. The move is part of a wide-ranging overhaul of the commission's 1995 Data Protection Directive.

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Related topics: Internet Governance, Law, Privacy

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Smoke and mirrors.The EU is pointing fingers Katya Nováková  –  Jan 24, 2012 10:59 AM PDT

Smoke and mirrors.

The EU is pointing fingers at private companies while doing nothing to curb state surveillance against citizens.

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