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The right to be forgotten : a descriptive overview of the right to be forgotten

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dc.contributor.author Amaya Camposeco, Juan Estheiman
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-07T10:41:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-07T10:41:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/33160
dc.description Treball de Fi de Grau en Dret. Curs 2016-2017
dc.description Tutora: Marisa Iglesias Vila
dc.description.abstract On the 5th of March 2010, Mr Costeja González lodged a complaint in the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) against the publisher of the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, Google Spain and Google Inc. In his complaint, he requested that personal data related to him be removed or concealed. The case, known as Google v. Costeja, reached the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) with a request for a preliminary ruling. On the 9th of May 2014, the CJEU recognised that a “right to be forgotten” was rooted in the provisions of Directive 95/46 (the Data Protection Directive). This final dissertation aims to present a general overview of a “right to be forgotten”. Through a descriptive approach, it intends to provide an outline of the background, present and future of a “right to be forgotten”. A special emphasis is made on the balancing of interests underlying such a right, which are closely linked to the right to privacy, the right to freedom of expression and access to information, and the principle of rehabilitation. Furthermore, this final dissertation hopes to provide an insightful analysis of Google v. Costeja, Google’s implementation of a “right to be forgotten” and the recent and future developments on such right. We conclude that the CJEU was correct in recognising a “right to be forgotten” within EU law. However, it is necessary to acknowledge that such a right actually encompasses different “rights to be forgotten”. Lastly, we call for the need of a hybrid system in the implementation of the “rights to be forgotten” by private companies.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other Treball de fi de grau – Curs 2016-2017
dc.subject.other Dret a la intimitat
dc.title The right to be forgotten : a descriptive overview of the right to be forgotten
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess


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