Google and the Right to be Forgotten, Four Case Studies – My Clean Slate

17 10 2018

When dealing with Google, it is good to bear in mind that their erasure policy is both erratic and random.  The Right to be Forgotten seems to depend on the individual who is dealing with a request and whether they have had a good or bad day.  There have been a number of odd – indeed, downright inconsistent decisions over the past six months which illustrate the problem. Learning on the job does not quite capture it. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: ML and WW v Germany, Article 8 right to be forgotten and the media – Hugh Tomlinson QC and Aidan Wills

4 07 2018

In the case of ML and WW v Germany ([2018] ECHR 554) (available only French), the Fifth Section of the Court of Human Rights dismissed an Article 8 “right to be forgotten” application in respect of the historic publication by the media of information concerning a murder conviction. Read the rest of this entry »





Data Protection: The Right to a Second Chance

2 06 2018

The new right to be forgotten (now known as “the right to erasure”) was enshrined in law last week, but it will pass a lot of people by. Many will not know – or care – about their online profile, but for others the right is vital to their future. Read the rest of this entry »





Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) under the GDPR: the danger of “rewriting history” or the individual’s chance to leave the past behind – Ketevan Kukava

31 05 2018

In the internet age, when vast amount of information can be stored indefinitely and can be easily retrieved by means of a mouse click, controlling one’s personal data seems a particularly difficult task to do. Read the rest of this entry »





NT1 and NT2 v Google Inc: How to seek the delisting of search engine results following the first English decision on the “right to be forgotten” – Iain Wilson

20 04 2018

The much-anticipated decision in NT 1 & NT 2 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 799 (QB) was handed down on 13 April 2018.  The joint judgment in two separate claims against Google, is the first time the English courts have had to rule on the application of the ‘right to be forgotten’ principle following the decision in Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja Gonzalez (Case C-131/12). Read the rest of this entry »





News: High Court orders “delisting” by Google in “right to be forgotten” case

13 04 2018

In a judgment handed down at the High Court today, Mr Justice Warby has ordered Google LLC to delist eleven URLs referring to a spent conviction of a businessman known as NT2. The claim brought by the other claimant, NT1.  A joint public judgment was given in both cases ([2018] EWHC 799 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview: NT1 v Google LLC (ICO intervening), The First “Right to be Forgotten” trial – Aidan Wills

27 02 2018

Today sees the start of the first High Court trial to address the application of the right to be forgotten (“RTBF”) as articulated by the CJEU in C‑131/12 Google Spain v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos & Mario Costeja González (“Google Spain”). Read the rest of this entry »