The United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the following statement in response to this week’s ruling by the European Union Court of Justice on the need for Google to amend its search results following a request by a member of the public.
ICO spokesperson said:
This is an important judgement. We welcome the extent to which it upholds the data protection rights of individuals and confirms the powers of data protection authorities to enforce these. We will be studying the judgement in detail and considering its practical implications for individuals, businesses and ourselves. When we have done so we will comment further
When the revised European Data Protection Act finally arrives I hope they further clarify the “right” of being forgotten and how it will be enforced.