The Right To Be Forgotten: A Struggle Between Memory And Forgetting

by Archi Agrawal

Introduction

The Right to be forgotten as described by the European Commission is essentially ‘the right of individuals to have their data fully removed when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected’.[1] When the data appears to be “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to those purposes and  in the light of the time that has elapsed”,[2] the individuals under certain conditions can ask the search engines to remove links with personal information about them.[3] Continue reading The Right To Be Forgotten: A Struggle Between Memory And Forgetting

Aadhaar, As It Stands Today

by Joshita Pai

Despite formalizing a legislative structure for the ambitious Aadhaar project, several grave concerns surrounding the project remain unresolved. The recent passage of the Aadhaar Bill in the Lok Sabha, which rejected crucial amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha, displays an utter disregard to the plea of balancing social welfare schemes with protection of several other rights.

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