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The right to be forgotten: Privacy and the media in the digital age

Abstract:

This study examines the origins, consequences and risks of the ‘right to be forgotten’ which came to wide public attention as a result of an EU court case in 2014. As a result, hundreds of thousands of internet links have been taken out of Google searches - and we know very little of how these decisions are weighed. The wish to be able to remove harmful internet content is natural and understandable but this newly–minted right carries dangers for freedom of information, journalism and the rig...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Research group:
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Role:
Author
Publisher:
I.B. Tauris Publisher's website
Journal:
right to be forgotten: Privacy and the media in the digital age Journal website
Series:
RISJ Challenges Series
Publication date:
2016-09-29
ISBN:
9781784535926
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Pubs id:
pubs:647974
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uuid:5259ab76-0061-499f-ad0f-082dd9005f61
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pubs:647974
Deposit date:
2016-10-05

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