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Consumer group asks FTC to act on right to be forgotten

Tuesday 7 July 2015 | 17:13 CET | News
Consumer Watchdog is sending a formal complaint on 7 July to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the body to "investigate and act" to bring the same level of privacy protection to Americans that Europeans have under the 'right to be forgotten', reports the Washington Post. Europeans have more control over their online reputation, because they can ask search companies to remove outdated, inaccurate or irrelevant search results for people. The director of Consumer Watchdog's privacy project, John Simpson, told the newspaper said applying the measure in the US would give people a level

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