‘Right to be Forgotten’ or ‘Right to erasure’ as referred in the European Union entitles an individual to seek removal of their personal information or data present online on search engines social media or websites. The right to be forgotten is found in Art. 17 of the GDPR. According to EU law, Personal data ought to be erased immediately where the data is no longer needed for their original processing purpose, or the owner of data has withdrawn his consent and there is no other legal ground for processing, the data owner has objected and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or erasure is required to fulfil a statutory obligation under the EU law or the right of the Member States. However, an organisation’s right to process one’s data can trump the right to be forgotten when data is being processed to comply with any law, it is used to exercise freedom of speech or expression, perform a task in public interest, or for scientific, historic or statistical research, or data is being used to establish a legal defence or a claim.

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