The right to be forgotten is an interesting concept and potential legislative imperative. The trick is deciding who has the right, when can it be invoked and where in the communications process it would be accomplished. Some suggest that our personal communications devices should give us that right; others remind us that security issues require a less absolute point of protection.
Think about public security cameras for instance. Current privacy laws don’t protect you from being recorded in a public place. But if you connect to a cellular tower with your smartphone, you have some contractual rights to privacy from your provider, but they only protect the content of your message, not the record of the connections themselves.
This will be an interesting conversation to follow.
See also: Cloud Privacy Rules
Thanks to Lockstep