As Right to Be Forgotten Evolves in EU, Will It Find Its Way into U.S. Law?


​The “right to be forgotten,” a rapidly evolving legal concept in the European Union (EU), may eventually wend its way into U.S. federal law but not in the immediate future, according to several European data-privacy experts.

The right to be forgotten allows people to ask that Internet search results for their names that include personal information, such as home addresses or details of criminal convictions, be removed. The concept has been included in the EU’s data-protection laws since 1995 but wasn’t formally acknowledged by the Court of Justice of the European Union until its 2014 decision in Google Spain SL v. Agencia Española de Protección de Datos Reference.

“The constitutional right to free speech has a heavy weighting in the U.S., while…


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