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  • Jacob van de Kerkhof

Biancardi v. Italy: A Broader Right to Be Forgotten

January 07, 2022

By Jacob van de Kerkhof Introduction An interesting feature of European law, the right to be forgotten refers to a person’s right to have private information about them removed from internet searches and other directories. Long recognized in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), more recently the right to be forgotten […]

  • Sarah de Heer

Hurbain v. Belgium: Towards a Fairer Balancing Exercise Between the Right to Freedom of Expression and the Right to Privacy?

November 26, 2021

Sarah de Heer Admittedly, the right to erasure, or more colloquially, the right to be forgotten is nothing new in the European legal landscape. Indeed, this right can be found as far back as 1981 in the predecessor of the Modernised Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data […]