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Facebook Promised A Clear History Tool. Where Is It?

Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it’s nowhere to be found and sources say it’s a key example of the company’s “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.

Full article: Former Facebook Employees Say The Company’s Prioritization Of Privacy Is About Optics

Dutch surgeon wins landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A Dutch surgeon formally disciplined for her medical negligence has won a legal action to remove Google search results about her case in a landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling.

The doctor’s registration on the register of healthcare professionals was initially suspended by a disciplinary panel because of her postoperative care of a patient. After an appeal, this was changed to a conditional suspension under which she was allowed to continue to practise.

Google and the Dutch data privacy watchdog, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, initially rejected attempts to have the links removed on the basis that the doctor was still on probation and the information remained relevant.

Source: Dutch surgeon wins landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ case | Technology | The Guardian

EU court advised to limit scope of ‘right to be forgotten’

Search engines should not be forced to alter their search results for users outside of the EU when complying with ‘right to be forgotten’ requests made under EU data protection laws, a senior adviser to the EU’s highest court has said.

Full article: EU court advised to limit scope of ‘right to be forgotten’

‘Right to be forgotten’ by Google should apply only in EU, says court opinion

The “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to request the removal of links to irrelevant or outdated online information about them, should not be enforceable globally, the European court of justice (ECJ) has found in a preliminary opinion.

The controversial power, requiring search engines to prevent access to material on the internet, should be enforceable only in the EU and not worldwide, the court’s advocate general, Maciej Szpunar, said. Final judgments by the ECJ usually endorse initial opinions.

Full article: ‘Right to be forgotten’ by Google should apply only in EU, says court opinion | Technology | The Guardian

The majority of businesses are failing to comply with GDPR

Some 70% of businesses worldwide failed to address requests made from individuals seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data as required by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) within the one-month time limit set out in the regulations, reveals new research from Talend, a global leader in cloud data integration solutions.

Source: The majority of businesses are failing to comply with GDPR

How to comply with the right to erasure

Now that the General Data Protection Regulation has come into force, organizations need to be able to process requests to erase the personal data of individuals. To establish this capability, changes to a variety of policies and procedures across the organization need to be implemented.

For one, the systems, applications and databases need to be calibrated to allow the easy identification and deletion of data related to the requesting individual. Then, policies and procedures need to be in place for the data protection officer and other stakeholders to follow the full lifecycle of the data erasure request. Finally, the DPO should maintain oversight of the effectiveness of every step of the way to the deletion and communicate timely to the data subject.

Full article: How to comply with the right to erasure (if you haven’t already!)

Google fights against global ‘right to be forgotten’ in search

Lawyers for Google faced Europe’s top judges on Tuesday to argue against upholding the rights of European citizens to have links about them removed from search results across the whole of the internet, rather than just within the EU, as they do currently. Judges are expected to issue an opinion December 11. Court’s decision will affect not only Google but other search engines, too.

Source: Google fights against global ‘right to be forgotten’ in search – CNET

‘Right to be forgotten’ could threaten global free speech

The “right to be forgotten” online is in danger of being transformed into a tool of global censorship through a test case at the European court of justice (CJEU) this week, free speech organisations are warning.

An application by the French data regulator for greater powers to remove out of date or embarrassing content from internet domains around the world will enable authoritarian regimes to exert control over publicly available information, according to a British-led alliance of NGOs.

Source: ‘Right to be forgotten’ could threaten global free speech, say NGOs | Technology | The Guardian

Finnish court issues precedent “right to be forgotten” decision for Google to remove data

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled that Google must remove a convicted man’s information from its search engine data, as requested, in respect of his privacy. The court ruled that even though the crime in question was extremely serious, the public’s right to information on the case did not outweigh the man’s right to privacy and personal data protection.

Source: Finnish court issues precedent “right to be forgotten” decision for Google to remove data | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi

Top Human Rights Court Denies Right to be Forgotten in Old Murder Case

On June 28, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights decided that Germany had correctly denied two individuals their “right to be forgotten” requests in connection with press archives relating to a 1991 murder. The two individuals were convicted of the murder of a well-known German actor.

Source: Top Human Rights Court Denies Right to be Forgotten in Old Murder Case

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