Forgetting, Non-Forgetting and Quasi-Forgetting in Social Networking: Canadian Policy and Corporate Practice [chapter]

Colin J. Bennett, Christopher Parsons, Adam Molnar
2013 Reloading Data Protection  
In this paper we analyze some of the practical realities around deleting personal data on social networks with respect to the Canadian regime of privacy protection. We first discuss the extent to which the European right to be forgotten is, and is not, reflected in Canadian privacy law, in regulation, and in the decisions of the OPC. After outlining the limitations of Canadian law we turn to corporate organizational practices. Our analyses of social networking sites' (SNSes) privacy policies
more » ... privacy policies reveal how poorly companies recognize the right to be forgotten in their existing privacy commitments and practices. Next, we turn to Law Enforcement Authorities (LEAs) and how their practices challenge the right because of LEAs' own capture, processing, and retention of social networking information. We conclude by identifying lessons from the Canadian experience and raising them against the intense transatlantic struggle over the scope of the new Draft Regulation.
doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7540-4_3 fatcat:zr2ojfbjsvfr5ex5yb5q7r62tm