- Het ‘right to be forgotten’ en bijzondere persoonsgegevens
- Translated title
- The “right to be forgotten” and special categories of personal data
- Volume | Issue number
- 2016 | 4
- Article number
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Institute for Information Law (IViR)
Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
An attorney submitted a ‘right to be forgotten' delisting request to Google, regarding a blog post about a criminal conviction of the attorney in another country. The Rotterdam District Court ruled that Google may no longer link to the blog post when people search for the attorney’s name. The court granted the attorney’s request because the blog post concerns a criminal conviction. Personal data regarding criminal convictions are, under Dutch law, special categories of data (sometimes called sensitive data). The reasoning of the court on special categories of data creates problems for freedom of expression. This paper, in Dutch, explores how these problems can be reduced. Google has appealed the decision; the judgment of the Court of Appeals is expected in March 2017.
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