The 'right to be forgotten' and financial institutions

ECJ decision means new problems for data preservation


The "right to be forgotten" has become a major area of concern for businesses following the high-profile Google case before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in May 2014. It is not just technology companies, however, that need to be aware of their new obligations when handling and processing individuals' personal data.

Under existing UK and European data protection laws, individuals have rights against data controllers to:

(1) obtain a copy of their personal data;

(2) request that any

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