The right to obscurity on the Internet

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The right to obscurity on the Internet


Do individuals have a right to be hidden, or obscured, on the internet?
This question, central to the landmark Google Spain  case decided in May 2014, drew widespread attention and called into sharp relief the way in which some aspects of freedom of expression and privacy are viewed in Europe and the United States. In that case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that search engine operators in the EU consider the merits of individuals’ requests to have data about them deli...


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