Government & Legislation

Mythbusters ‘Right to be forgotten’

The decision of the Court of Justice of the EU on the ‘right to be forgotten’ has been so controversial that the EU felt obliged to publish a guideline with 6 clarifications. This is an extraordinary step as judges, regardless at what level in the judiciary, usually (actually never) explain their judgment. That’s legal commentators’ and scholars’ job. And that of the appeal judges (who also don’t never issue subsequent explanations). So its pretty much an unprecendent step, acknowledging the importance of topic and consequences. It seems that privacy and big data is very much a concern close to the heart of many many ordinary citizens. And not just that of celebrities.