Legislation that allows private individuals to request a data controller removes outdated or inaccurate information that might cause personal distress.
European Union: After a Spanish national took Google to the European Courts of Justice, the court ruled that people have the “right to be forgotten”.
South Korea: The Korea Communications Commission states that citizens are able to request search engines and website administrators to restrict individuals postings from being publicly accessible.
United States: A law in California requires websites to allow people under 18 to permanently erase their content. This “Eraser Button law” aims to prevent teenagers from being tied to content when they grow older.