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Friday, 18 March 2011 11:50

EU confirms the right to be forgotten

Written by Nick Farell
eu

We can't remember why
EU Justice Commissioner Vivian Reding has confirmed that she would move to legislate the “right to be forgotten” into European Law Speaking to the European parliament, Ms Reding said that a US-based social network company(i.e. Facebook) that has millions of active users in Europe needs to comply with EU rules.

Facebook and other social networks will need to make stringent data privacy settings the default position for users, and to give them control over their own information, she said. People shall have the right to withdraw their consent to data processing and the burden of proof should be on data controllers – those who process the personal data, she said.

National privacy bodies, such as Britain's Information Commissioner, will get powers to examine and potentially prosecute companies. Under the new legislation, users could sue websites for invading their privacy. They would have a right to be entirely “forgotten” online.


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+12 #1 East17 2011-03-18 13:17
Nice! Although these social networking sites were built SOLEY for the purpose of gathering data and spying on the citizens. In USA , the constitution forbids that for the state institutions!

But they go around the law as they have private companies seeking a so called non related profit gather the information and then, also by law, these companies must deliver any requested information to the state institutions like CIA, FBI , NSA etc.
 
 
+10 #2 East17 2011-03-18 13:22
And these companies are also hiding behind the argument that people give them the information VOLUNTARILY. But, in fact, nobody would give them anything if they knew where the info ends up.

Right now the many pictures we post on social networking sites are used to built a virtual evolution model of our body to be able to identify us even 20 years from now even if we don't post anything anymore.
 
 
+15 #3 Exodite 2011-03-18 14:20
We could start by suing the EU for demanding retention of data logs from member states.

Clearly that violates users right to be forgotten online.
 
 
+9 #4 SlickR 2011-03-18 14:32
Its about damn time.
I hate how these websites make money by selling my personal information without any kind of consent from me or doing it with some tricky eula's that hide those things.
 
 
0 #5 123s 2011-03-18 16:55
By all means I am not pro social networks and dont use this shit myself but if you give them your data willingly...its not their fault/problem. Private data is called private for a reason, if you post it on the interwebz its not private anymore.
 
 
-5 #6 Stewox 2011-03-18 19:11
We can't remember why

fail
 

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