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