law & governance

What Is The Legal "Right To Be Forgotten?"

BP World Bureau | Jul 21 2021
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The right to be forgotten is the person's right to have his or her personal information removed from public databases and search engines once it’s no longer relevant.

In legal terms, people who have been acquitted of previous charges have the right to have their names removed from the judgment for the sake of protecting their privacy. 

"Right to be forgotten" was noted in cases that involved marriage annulment and judgments mentioned in search engines. 

However, the Supreme Court concurred with the idea that the right to be forgotten should be exercised with caution. 

Because experts had expressed their worry about how politicians and public figures may be empowered to remove unwanted coverage of them.