European Justice Commissioner Calls for Right to “Be Forgotten”

AFP reports that European Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding wants the EU to expand its online privacy rules, aiming at the goal of allowing users to have control over their data.  Short excerpt:

“People should be able to give their informed consent to the processing of their personal data, for example when surfing online, and should have the ‘right to be forgotten’ when their data is no longer needed or they want their data to be deleted,” the commission said.

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