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Letter to Article 29 Working Party on the Right to be ForgottenTo: Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin Chair, Article 29 Working Party EUROPEAN COMMISSION B-1049 BRUSSELS DG Justice Dear Ms Falque-Pierrotin, We are writing to express our deep concern over the effects of the so-called Right to be Forgotten ruling, issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on May 13, 2014. Since the ruling was […]
Right to be forgotten: “A blunt instrument ruling that opens the door for widespread censorship”Commenting on the recent articles removed from search engines by Google, Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, said: “As Index on Censorship warned when the ruling was delivered last month the ‘right to be forgotten’ is a blunt instrument ruling that opens the door for widespread censorship and the whitewashing of the past. Private […]
Index urges court to rethink ruling on “right to be forgotten”Index reiterates its concern at the ruling on the so-called “right to be forgotten” and its implications for free speech and access to information. Index urges the court to put a stay on its ruling while it pursues a regulatory framework that will provide legal oversight, an appeals process and ensure that private corporations are […]
Index blasts EU court ruling on “right to be forgotten”Today’s decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union violates the fundamental principles of freedom of expression. The court’s ruling means that, under certain circumstances, information can be removed from search engine results even if it is true and factual and without the original source material being altered. It allows individuals to complain […]
Should young people have the right to be forgotten online?In light of the recently passed Californian law allowing minors to delete any of their online activity, Index organised a Google Hangout in association with student newspapers York Vision and The Student Journals, on whether young people should have the right to be forgotten on social media. Watch the discussion between York Vision editor Patrick […]
EU to enshrine “right to be forgotten”The EU has announced its intention to ensure that social networking sites such as Facebook routinely offer high standards of privacy. They will recognise the existence of a “right to be forgotten online”. EU justice commissioner, Viviane Reding, has said that she wants to “explicitly clarify that people shall have the right – and not […]