Pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018 and the UK Data Protection Bill (that will result in an act and come into force once the UK exits the EU), the general public is given more control over their personal data. Particularly, they will retain the right to be forgotten (RTBF) and for their data to be deleted if certain conditions are met.
Since it was legally established as a human right by the European Court of Justice in 2014, the RTBF has been a subject of many debates and concerns. Over 400K delisting requests have been sent to Google for over 2.3M URLs, and according to their research paper only 43% met the criteria for delisting. There is no automation, so every request is reviewed manually by an assigned reviewer against several factors, and the processing time for each request has dropped from 85 to 4 days since 2014.
In the light of the recent Court judgments we can see that it is a developing area of law, and there will be more debates about privacy and individual’s rights in the coming months and years.
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