Can Semantic Web Technology Help Implement a Right to Be Forgotten?
O'Hara, Kieron (2012) Can Semantic Web Technology Help Implement a Right to Be Forgotten? Computers and Law, 22, (6)
During the revision of the EU’s data protection directive, attention has focused on a ‘right to be forgotten’. Though the discussion has been largely confined to the legal profession, and has been overlooked by technologists, it does raise technical issues – UK minister Ed Vaizey, and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office have pointed out that rights are only meaningful when they can be enforced and implemented. In this short paper, I look at how such a right might be interpreted and whether it could be enforced using the specific technology of the Semantic Web or the Linked Data Web.
|Additional Information:||Based on a talk given at the Society for Computer and Law 6th Annual Policy Forum - "The New Shape of European Internet Regulation" - 15 September 2011. A recording of the talk is available at http://www.scl.org/files/scl_policy_forum_2011/Future_of_Privacy_Regulation_1_-_Kieron_O%27Hara.mp3|
|Keywords:||Semantic Web, Linked Data Web, data protection, right to be forgotten, droit à l'oubli, data protection directive, European Commission, Policy-Aware Web|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||10 Jan 2012 10:50|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 14:22|
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