Forget about bringing the ‘right to be forgotten’ to Canada

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently chose to make reputation and privacy one of its priorities for the next five years and has launched a consultation in which it asks if there is a way to apply a “right to be forgotten” in Canada. This is the “right” famously coined by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in its May 2014 landmark decision on Google Inc. v. Agencia Española de Protección de Datos. The court authorized that an individual’s (in this case, a man named Mario Costeja González) personal information pertaining to past debts be removed from accessibility via a search engine. In my op-ed piece published in the Financial Post today, I discuss the challenges in the adoption of a similar “right” for Canada.

This content has been updated on May 27, 2016 at 8 h 30 min.