Centre for Socio Legal Research (CSLR) deposited Protection Of Privacy In A Digital World – Analysing The Right To Be Forgotten In The Context Of The EU on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
An average internet user in today’s world, can search and find any information on the surface web with relative ease. The World Wide Web continues to grow and expand technologically and this has also seen an influx of users. Popular search engines like Google, Bing and, Yahoo! can be accessed across the world by billions of users who can search for any information. While the increasing access to the web is growing, there is also a growth of collection and processing of personal data of internet users who browse several websites. To put a curb on this collection and processing, the European Union (hereinafter, “the EU”) had implemented the “Right to be Forgotten” which allows the citizens of the EU to ensure their information is delinked and delisted from websites and search engines respectively. This right however is not absolute in the sense that it does not protect users outside the borders of the EU.