The right to be forgotten
The Right to Be Forgotten is a study prepared by the iRights.Lab on behalf of the German Institute for Trust and Security on the Internet (DIVSI); it can be downloaded free of charge from our website.
For many, the events of May 13, 2014 came as a big surprise. The European Court of Justice issued a ruling obliging search engine providers to cease displaying links that violated the right to privacy of an individual who had been searched by name, should this individual request the removal of such links. Some have celebrated this as a victory for privacy, others see it as a restriction of the freedom of information. Either way, the ruling left many questions unresolved. Thus, as part of the project Does Germany need a digital code?, iRights.Lab was commissioned by the German Institute for Trust and Security on the Internet (DIVSI) to conduct a comprehensive study of the issue, putting forth a detailed proposal for sensible legal regulation.
The report The Right to Be Forgotten (PDF, approx. 5 MB) can be downloaded here free of charge (German).
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