Patsy Kirkwood and the right to be forgotten

PhD candidate Patsy Kirkwood has written a chapter entitled ‘Where now for the right to be forgotten ? A review of the issues post Google Spain with particular regard to the decision reached in the UK’ which features in the recently published edited collection Personal Data Protection and Legal Developments in the European Union .

Patsy’s chapter examines recent cases within the EU where the new right to be forgotten has been applied, their impact on defining its scope where the links to information relate to matter of greater public interest and the territorial extent of the right. In particular, it focuses on the UK joined cases of NT1 and NT2 and the questions that arise with regard to linking to criminal convictions.