The Right to be Forgotten a Trial of Controversy and Conflict

About the author:

Deepti Pandey is a Second Year B.A. LL.B (Hons.) student at The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.


THE RTBF- ITS GROWING SIGNIFICANCE UNDER THE GOOGLE-SPAIN VERDICT


The right to be forgotten protects the right to privacy of individual by allowing him/her to get the personal information removed from public domain provided the information is inaccurate, irrelevant or inadequate.[i] Globally, the right gained momentum after the European Union recognized it in a landmark case in 2014.[ii] The 1995 Data Protection Directive of EU was based on the reasoning of social integration. The same has also been approved in Russian Parliament.[iii] Countries like Argentina, Brazil and South Africa are also executing similar policies in this regard.[iv]