Forgetting, non-forgetting and quasi-forgetting in social networking

Bennett, Colin J., Parsons, Christopher and Molnar, Adam 2014, Forgetting, non-forgetting and quasi-forgetting in social networking. In Gutwirth, Serge, Leenes, Ronald and de Hert, Paul (ed), Reloading data protection : multidisciplinary insights and contemporary challenges, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.41-59.

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Title Forgetting, non-forgetting and quasi-forgetting in social networking
Author(s) Bennett, Colin J.
Parsons, Christopher
Molnar, AdamORCID iD for Molnar, Adam
Title of book Reloading data protection : multidisciplinary insights and contemporary challenges
Editor(s) Gutwirth, Serge
Leenes, Ronald
de Hert, Paul
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 16
Start page 41
End page 59
Total pages 19
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Summary In this paper we analyze some of the practical realities around deleting personal data on social networks with respect to the Canadian regime of privacy protection. We first discuss the extent to which Canadian privacy law imposes access, deletion, and retention requirements on data brokers. After this discussion we turn to corporate organizational practices. Our analyses of social networking sites’ privacy policies reveal how poorly companies recognize the right to be have one’s personal information deleted in their existing privacy commitments and practices. Next, we turn to Law Enforcement Authorities (LEAs) and how their practices challenge the deletion requirements because of LEAs’ own capture, processing, and retention of social networking information. We conclude by identifying lessons from the Canadian experience and raising them against the intense transatlantic struggle over the scope of deletion of data stored in cloud-based computing infrastructures.
ISBN 9789400775404
Language eng
Field of Research 180103 Administrative Law
Socio Economic Objective 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
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