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GDPR: Two thirds of organisations aren’t prepared for the ‘right to be forgotten’

With new EU data protection legislation just weeks away, a large number of organisations risk fines by being non-compliant.

People across Europe are set to gain additional control over their personal information from new legislation, but with just under three months until it comes into force, two thirds of organisations aren’t prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ‘right to be forgotten’.

The European Union-led data protection reforms officially come into force from May 25 2018 and aims to simplify the regulatory environment around data to help consumers and businesses in the digital economy.

Source: GDPR: Two thirds of organisations aren’t prepared for the ‘right to be forgotten’ | ZDNet

Google updates “right to be forgotten” transparency report

In May 2014, in a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice established the “right to be forgotten,” or more accurately, the “right to delist,” allowing Europeans to ask search engines to delist information about themselves from search results. In deciding what to delist, search engines like Google must consider if the information in question is “inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant or excessive”—and whether there is a public interest in the information remaining available in search results.

Understanding how we make these types of decisions—and how people are using new rights like those granted by the European Court—is important. Since 2014, we’ve provided information about “right to be forgotten” delisting requests in our Transparency Report, including the number of URLs submitted to us, the number of URLs delisted and not delisted, and anonymized examples of some of the requests we have received.

Source: Updating our “right to be forgotten” Transparency Report

Canadian firms hindering customer data access requests

Businesses could do a better job at responding to Canadians’ requests to look at the personal data they hold, according a new study from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab.

“Given that companies collect, process, and disclose huge amounts of personal information pertaining to their users and subscribers, it is imperative that these same companies improve their existing privacy, transparency, and accountability processes,” it says.

Source: Canadian firms hindering customer data access requests, study suggests | IT World Canada News

A third of Brits plan to exercise right to be forgotten

After the General Data Protection Regulation compliance deadline, a third of Britons polled say they plan to exercise their right to be forgotten, but few fully understand the GDPR and how it will affect them.

A survey has found that Britons are concerned about their privacy and data protection, and many would like to exercise the rights granted by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: A third of Brits plan to exercise right to be forgotten

Canada’s DPA publishes position on the Right to be forgotten

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released, on 26 January 2018, its draft position on online reputation, i.e. the right to be forgotten (‘RTBF’), in which it analysed existing obligations, and proposed new duties, on search engines and social media networks to remove content relating to individuals’ personal data posted online at their request.

Source: Canada: OPC’s proposed RTBF builds on the “cornerstones of Canada’s privacy laws” – DataGuidance

New DSAR tool for GDPR compliance

According to the IAPP-EY Annual Privacy Governance Report 2017, DSARs were among the top three most difficult GDPR obligations for those surveyed, specifically, data portability, followed by right-to-be-forgotten requests and gathering explicit consent.

Source: New DSAR tool for GDPR compliance

Why the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Proposed Right to be Forgotten Creates More Problems Than it Solves

The right to be forgotten, which opens the door to public requests for the removal of search results that are “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant”, has been among the world’s most controversial privacy issues since it was first established in Europe in 2014.

Source: Why the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Proposed Right to be Forgotten Creates More Problems Than it Solves

Right to oblivion and indexing of non-EU websites

Google privacy saga concerning right to oblivion continues with the measure of Italian Persona Data Protection Authority n. 557 dated December 21st, 2017 concerning the removal of certain URL from the list of European and non-European results of the widely-known search engine.

Source: Right to oblivion and indexing of non-EU websites: the position of Persona Data Protection Authoriy.

Considerations for operationalizing data-subject rights under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation provides individuals with a variety of rights to enforce against organizations that are processing their personal data. These rights allow individuals to have control over, and place limits on, the collection, use and disclosure of their data.

Source: Considerations for operationalizing data-subject rights under GDPR

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