Applicability of Right to be Forgotten in Present Times of Digital Age under Indian Legal Environment

  • Dr. Anil Kumar Dixit
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  • Dr. Anil Kumar Dixit

    Professor at Career College of Law, Bhopal, India

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The advent of the digital age has transformed the Internet into a vast repository of information, accessible through countless links. While this has revolutionized data access and communication, it has also introduced significant privacy challenges. The concept of the "Right to be Forgotten" (RTBF) has emerged as a potential solution to these challenges, aiming to allow individuals to request the removal of personal information from the Internet. This paper explores the applicability of the RTBF in the context of the Indian legal environment, examining its historical evolution, current relevance, and future potential. By reviewing the evolution of privacy rights, particularly in the context of digital advancements, and analyzing existing frameworks in various countries, this study aims to assess the need for and implications of implementing the RTBF in India. The paper also addresses the legal, social, and technological challenges associated with this right, proposing recommendations for integrating the RTBF into India's legal system. Through a comparative analysis of global practices and a detailed examination of Indian legislative and judicial perspectives, this research highlights the critical balance required between privacy rights and freedom of expression in the digital age. The study concludes with suggestions for enhancing the legal framework to better protect individuals' privacy while navigating the complexities of modern digital interactions.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 852 - 861


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