Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner Allan Chiang has urged Google to extend the “right to be forgotten” to Hong Kong and elsewhere beyond the European Union. In a controversial ruling in May 2014, the European Court of Justice held that individuals in the EU had a right to ask search companies to remove links to information about them that is “inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant or excessive.”
- “Hong Kong’s privacy chief amplifies call for Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ “, South China Morning Post, 27 June 2014
- “The right to be forgotten,” The Commissioner’s Blog, 26 June 2014
- More on the ECJ’s ruling:
- Law firm Sidley Austin analyzes the decision.
- “The right to be forgotten: updating the enlightenment,” Bloomberg, 25 July 2014.
- The Guardian‘s ongoing coverage of “the right to be forgotten”
- Full text of the ECJ ruling here.