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Censoring Online Information: The Right to Be Forgotten

Information on the Internet can potentially exist forever, causing lives and reputations to continue to be damaged. Some countries have enacted "right to be forgotten" legislation that allows online information to be erased. So far, a similar law does not exist in Canada. This report examines what right-to-be-forgotten legislation could mean to individuals whose lives are damaged by online information about them and what the concept of erasing history could mean in a country that believes in freedom of speech.


 

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