Data protection and the ‘right to be forgotten’ in practice: a UK perspective

Townend, Judith (2017) Data protection and the ‘right to be forgotten’ in practice: a UK perspective. International Journal of Legal Information, 45 (1). pp. 28-33. ISSN 0731-1265

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We are in an uncertain and complex period for data protection and privacy in Europe, and especially so in the UK, following the result of the ‘Brexit’ referendum on 23 June 2016. Information law, and data protection in particular, are of increasing concern for those in the business of knowledge sharing and information dissemination: media organisations, academic institutions and libraries. The notion of the ‘right to be forgotten’ is particularly troublesome, as lawyers, archivists, historians and philosophers grapple with the theoretical and practical implications. This paper discusses a selection of recent European and British policy and legal developments, and discuss how they are changing social practice and citizens’ engagement with information rights.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: data protection, law librarianship, archiving, freedom of expression
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
Depositing User: Judith Townend
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 01:20

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