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What’s wrong with the “right to be forgotten?”

Peers have said that the controversial EU ruling can't, and shouldn't, work

By Josh Lowe  

Users who think they've won a new right may be in for a nasty shock

A group of peers has said that the so-called “right to be forgotten,” which lets internet users ask internet search providers like Google to bury outdated information relating to them, is both wrong in principle and unworkable in practice.

Following a ruling of the European Court of Justice (an EU body) on the 13th May of this year,…

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