The right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten

The memory of the Web: a taxonomy of the social problems. The inducement of Paulan Korenhof her research is the development of the so-called “Right to be Forgotten and Erasure” as part of the General Data Protection Regulation. The right to be forgotten should be(come) a means to battle problems that are caused by the presumably “persistent” memory of the internet. In current literature there is no consensus on the exact content or meaning of “the right to be forgotten” and it remains unclear how such a right should be put into practice. One of the underlying major issues is that it is not sufficiently clear what the exact outline of the problems is that are the result of the presumably “persistent digital memory”. By taking on a meta-perspective and consulting different disciplinary sources like philosophies of technology, sociology and law, Paulan aims to identify the different types of problems and to construct a problem taxonomy that can form a base  on which effective solutions can be build.

Project member

Paulan Korenhof (PI.lab), 1 fte

Additional information

Contact (project leaders): Bert-Jaap Koops, Ronald Leenes

Funded by SIDN Timeframe: 1 May 2012 – 1 May 2016

Budget: €250.00