ECHR 'right to be forgotten' ruling has implications for digital archives

14/09/2023 | The Times

In an article for The Times, data protection specialist Jon Baines discusses the recent judgment from the European Court of Human Rights on the "right to be forgotten", which has the potential to significantly impact digital media archives. While previous cases focused on search engines and links to online information, the Hurbain v Belgium case has established that the right to be forgotten also exists under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This could mean that attempts to remove journalistic source material may become more successful, and digital archives may become less immutable. 

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