Right to be forgotten – UPSC Prelims

Right to be forgotten:
  • The right to be forgotten (RTBF) is the right to have private information about a person be removed from Internet searches and other directories under some circumstances.
  • If there is a juvenile accused of being in conflict with the law or is a sexual abuse victim. But his identity is leaked due to lapses by the media or the investigative body.
  • The juvenile may consider changing the name to seek rehabilitation in the society in the exercise of his right to be forgotten.
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