Title: Introduction: Interrogating the Right to be Forgotten
Authors: MARTINHO GUIMARAES PIRES PEREIRA AngelaGHEZZI AlessiaVESNIC ALUJEVIC LUCIA
Publisher: Palgrave McMillan
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC89205
ISBN: 9781137428448
URI: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137428455
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC89205
DOI: 10.1057/9781137428455
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This is the introduction to the book. The aim is to document some of the current reflections on the RtbF and the interplay of the value of memory and citizen rights about memory. The authors of this book, legal theorists and social scientists, offer a comprehensive analysis of the problem of the persistence of memory, the definition of identities (legal and social), and the problems arising for data management. Hence, throughout this book, the authors have engaged in a journey in order to understand from several perspectives what forgetting might mean in this hybridised (online and offline) world, 6 looking constructively at the proposal made by European regulators, in particular Articles 17 and 18 of the ‘Proposal’. Exploring the ways in which the regulation can better serve its stated purposes, terms, and its function within the larger context of collective digital memory governance. It must be noted that the demarcation line between a right to erase and the ‘duty’ of memory implies reshaping centuries of thought and common sense: it is worth remembering it has been assumed that to forget is bad
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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