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Right to be Forgotten

Jef Ausloos, Oskar J. Gstrein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 June 2024

Data Protection
1 The idea of a right to be forgotten on the Internet is controversial. Some perceive it as a much-needed instrument to protect privacy, personality and autonomy, while others fear opacity, censorship, and a loss of freedom of expression. This entry traces the origins of the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ and outlines how it became a legal figure, with considerable influence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg, as well as the European Union (EU) with the emergence of the 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). 2 Despite...
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