EU 'Right To Be Forgotten' Only Good In Theory: Attys

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT) -- The European Union's proposal to force businesses to erase all traces of consumers' data at their request has broad popular appeal, but complying with the regulation could impose costly burdens on companies and hinder their free speech rights, lawyers say.

The EU's executive body, the European Commission, is mulling proposed updates to its already-strict Data Protection Directive of 1995, which established the framework for EU member countries to enact their own privacy laws. Among those proposed updates is the controversial right to be forgotten rule that...
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