Right to be forgotten: a critique of the post-Costeja Gonzalez paradigm
Publisher© 2015 Computer and Telecommunications Law Review
AuthorAhmed, Farhaan Uddin
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CitationAhmed, F. U. (2015). Right to be forgotten: a critique of the post-Costeja Gonzalez paradigm. Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 21 (6), 175-185.
Considers the challenges of administering the "right to be forgotten" (RTBF) as formulated by the ECJ ruling in Google Spain SL v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) (C-131/12) and the draft General Data Protection Regulation art.17. Discusses the possible unintentional consequences of the RTBF, including the "Streisand effect" whereby suppressed information attracts popular attention. Suggests a framework for managing RTBF requests.