The Right To Be Forgotten as a Positive Force for Freedom of Expression

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The right to be forgotten is generally portrayed as a restriction on freedom of speech, but the situation is more complex than this. In some ways the right to be forgotten works in favour of both freedom of speech and access to information – helping both those who wish to have their work accessed and those seeking information. Indeed, as this paper argues, if the right is properly implemented, the benefits to freedom of expression may well outweigh the risks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLe Droit à L'oubli en Europe et au-delà
EditorsOlivia Tambou, Sam Bourton
PublisherBlog Droit Européen
ChapterPart 2
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-99959-0-401-2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018

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