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June 8, 2016

Can changing your name fix your reputation?

There are various reasons why a company may decide to rebrand and indeed change their name. A business may proactively rebrand in order to refocus or reflect changing trends, or acknowledge a merger, for example. Reactive rebranding however may follow negative press, dwindling sales or following a reputational crisis.

June 18, 2015

France orders Google to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

French data regulator – the CNIL – has given Google a time limit of 15 days to apply the ‘right to be forgotten’ to all of its Google domains, not just its European ones. The order comes after the CNIL stated it received “hundreds” of complaints from French citizens who’d had their applications refused when…

May 21, 2015

Google Could Face Legal Action over Right to be Forgotten

The Times has reported that Google may face legal action over its decision to reject some Right to be Forgotten requests. What questions does this raise over Google’s application of the ruling one year after it was made? The right to be forgotten ruling The Right to be Forgotten on search engines such as Google…

January 21, 2015

Article 29 Working Party: ‘Right to be Forgotten’ New Guidelines

Following the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Google Gonzalez case on 13 May 2014 ‘right to be forgotten’, the EU’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party published its guidelines on the implementation of the ruling.

December 1, 2014

The UK is one of top three countries in Europe when it comes to search engine removal requests

Since the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling came into force in May 2014, Google has received thousands of removal requests from individuals across Europe. The search engine giant discloses the number and types of requests in a newly published ‘Transparency Report’. Here, I go through Google’s latest report, and explore how the UK is being affected by the EU’s ruling.

September 16, 2014

Radio 4 Right To Be Forgotten

Igniyte has been asked to appear on a Radio 4 Special on The Report about the EU legislation ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

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