Privacy commissioner proposes policy aimed at protecting online reputations

Daniel Therrien, the privacy commissioner of Canada, is proposing a privacy law amendment that would allow people to ask that inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated information about them appearing in search engines to be removed or adjusted, according to a press release. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released a draft of the policy last month, which includes a section on the “special case of youth,” wherein past posts or photos can be removed if they’re embarrassing, outdated, or may harm their reputation when they’re older. In order to get these posts removed, individuals must make a a formal request to site owners or search engines. Each request will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. If matters can’t be resolved between […]

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