Right to be Forgotten

Hong Kong: Right to be Forgotten is declared “not a thing” in Hong Kong

Author: Carolyn Bigg Unlike Europe, the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”) in Hong Kong does not have a stand-alone “right to be forgotten” (“RTBF”). However, over the past few years, there were commentaries suggesting that there is some basis under Hong Kong law that RTBF exists. This uncertainty has finally been resolved recently in a …

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Europe: ‘Right to be forgotten’, but only in Europe?

In its landmark decision of the 24th of September (C-507/17), the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg has sided with Google over a claim by the French supervisory authority regarding the application of the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’. This right refers to the ability for individuals in Europe to demand that search engines, such …

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FRANCE: France’s Highest Administrative Court Requests a Preliminary Ruling from the ECJ on the Right To Be Forgotten

By Carol A.F. Umhoefer (carol.umhoefer@dlapiper.com) and Caroline Chancé (caroline.chance@dlapiper.com)   On February 24, 2017, France’s highest administrative court (the “Conseil d’Etat”) submitted to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) a series of questions raising serious issues with regard to the interpretation of the 1995 Data Protection Directive in light of the ECJ’s 2014 ruling in …

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FRANCE: The CNIL Fines Google €100,000 Over Right To Be Forgotten

The French data protection authority (the “CNIL”) will not settle for a compromise, or so says its recent decision to fine Google Inc. €100,000 for failing to properly implement the so-called “right to be forgotten”. By Carol Umhoefer (Carol.Umhoefer@dlapiper.com) and Caroline Chancé (Caroline.Chance@dlapiper.com). Earlier this month, Google announced it was adapting its approach to the …

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RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN: Google Adapts Its Approach To The EU Right To Be Forgotten

Will the arm wrestling between Google and the EU data protection authorities regarding the implementation of the so-called “right to be forgotten” come to an end?  Almost a year after the CNIL issued a cease and desist against Google, the search engine announced it will expand the right to be forgotten to all Google domains, …

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