‘Right to be forgotten’ will create ‘tsunami’ of privacy appeals

A European ruling which has led to calls for a “right to be forgotten” on the internet will lead to a “tsunami” of new applications to the data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner has said.Christopher Graham, who leads the organisation which deals with data privacy issues, predicted a surge in his workload following the highly controversial judgment in the European Court of Justice last month which gave people the right to have “inadequate”, “irrelevant” or “no longer relevant” results removed from internet searches.

Launching his annual report, Mr Graham said there was a “crisis of confidence” among the public following a series of major developments in the digital world.

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