Same-Sex Marriage Fight Could be Influenced by Appeals Court Judge
Same-Sex Marriage Fight Could be Influenced by Appeals Court Judge
Law Recruiter Explains Why Older Attorneys Struggle to Join Firms
Law Recruiter Explains Why Older Attorneys Struggle to Join Firms
Roy Cooper Says North Carolina Won’t Defend its Gay Ban
Roy Cooper Says North Carolina Won’t Defend its Gay Ban
Court Denies Atheist Complaint: the Ground Zero Cross Stays
Court Denies Atheist Complaint: the Ground Zero Cross Stays
Job Listings

The Right to Be Forgotten

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Google Inc. faces privacy investigations around the world as it adds on services and steps up competition with Facebook Inc. for users and advertisers. Bloomberg News reports that Google Inc. may be ordered to remove personal information from its search engine after the European Union’s top court paved the way for citizens to have a “right to be forgotten.”

New privacy rights, including data subject’s “right of portability” and the “right to be forgotten”, will be established in the EU. The “right of portability” will allow a transfer of all data from one provider to another upon request, for example transfer of a social media profile or email, whereas the “right to be forgotten” will allow people to wipe their history clean.

The EU Court of Justice has said in a statement on a ruling according to Bloomberg News that, “Links and information in the list of results must be erased” where a person’s fundamental rights are harmed by the posting of personal information online and where there is no public interest in the publishing of the information.

The director of information security at Ernst & Young LLP in London, Mark Brown, said that this is “a very loud wake-up call” to businesses that gather and store consumer data. Brown said that according to a report by Bloomberg News, many companies might be “quaking in their boots at the thought of responding to a consumer ’right to be forgotten’ request” as they may not know what data they are holding.

What

 job title, keywords

Where

 city, state, zip



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


Al Verney, a spokesman for the company in Brussels said that Google felt the decision was “disappointing” for search engines and for online publishers. A spokeswoman for the commission, Mina Andreeva, said that regulators welcomed the court’s finding that EU data-protection law applies to Google and other search engines that are operating in Europe.

Image credit: www.mediabistro.com

The Right to Be Forgotten by
facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Tagged: ,

Jaan Posted by on May 13, 2014. Filed under Home,Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
ATTORNEY
USA-MO-Saint Louis

St. Louis-based commercial/industrial real estate company seeks attorney with 5 or more years experience .  Successful candidate must have experience negotiating and drafting purchase and sale co...