Forgotten (right to be)

Paul de Hert, Vagelis Papakonstantinou

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Article 17 GDPR is about a right to have personal data deleted and not about any ‘right to be forgotten’: its paragraph 1 expressly states that ‘the data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data con- cerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase per- sonal data without undue delay’. The specificity of the wording leaves little doubt as to the exact scope of Article 17 of the GDPR.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElgar encyclopedia of law and data science
EditorsGiovanni Comandé
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781839104596
ISBN (Print)9781839104589
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022


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