Right to be Forgotten

The right to be forgotten, which was introduced by the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, gives individuals the right to limit, delink, delete or correct the disclosure of personal information in the internet that was misleading, embarrassing or irrelevant.
Recently, the Delhi High Court upheld the view that the “Right to Privacy” includes the “right to be forgotten” and the “right to be left alone”. As the Personal Data Protection Bill has not been enforced yet, India currently does not have the Right to be Forgotten. The recent ruling by the Delhi HC is significant as the Supreme Court, in 2017, held that the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right (as part of the Right to Life and Personal Liberty).

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