Update: Hong Kong privacy commissioner urges Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’

Jun 27, 2014

by Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Rick Glofcheski and Yan Mei Ning (Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press 2014)

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner Allan Chiang has urged Google to extend the “right to be forgotten” to Hong Kong and elsewhere beyond the European Union. In a controversial ruling in May 2014, the European Court of Justice held that individuals in the EU had a right to ask search companies to remove links to information about them that is “inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant or excessive.”