Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws

A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.

The "right to be forgotten" appears to be unable to overcome the persistence of memory. According to a research paper due to be presented this week at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in Darmstadt, Germany, search results removed from search indexes may still be discoverable.

The "right to be forgotten" follows from a 2014 ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), based on Europe's data protection laws. 

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