Right to Be Forgotten

Definition - What does Right to Be Forgotten mean?

The right to be forgotten refers to the right of personal information to be deleted from a certain party's databases, whether electronic- or paper-based. Many websites and companies keep this information and use it for various purposes. The right to be forgotten implies that many parties should not be allowed to keep such information.

Justipedia explains Right to Be Forgotten

Many laws regarding internet privacy are still being debated. Many internet privacy concerns are relatively new and can be complex in nature. Enforcing these laws can also be very complicated, and can be something that the average police department does not have the capability to do.

There is also a lot of debate regarding whether or not companies should be bale to keep the personal information. Therefore, new laws regarding the right to be forgotten could still be created in the future.

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