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Right to be forgotten v. the public interest

Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Eloïse Gratton

In 2015, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada chose reputation and privacy as one of its priorities for the next five years and currently is exploring if a right to be forgotten can find application in Canada.

Under the 2014 Court of Justice of the European Union’s landmark Google Spain case, a right to be forgotten would allow individuals to stop search engines from providing links to information about them deemed “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes...