Right to be forgotten and personal data protection in India

Dr. Anil Sain
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi


The adage “Internet never forgets” served well all these years by instantly fetching data in websites depending on the keywords entered by people. Slowly, by analysing use behaviour on the Internet, it has become possible for Internet to make near to accurate estimate of what sort of a person he/she is and interests, political affiliations of a person’s behaviour. Its implication is an infringement of Privacy and hence there is a need for Internet to forget such sensitive data of the user. Right to be forgotten (R.T.F) is a new legal theory and its implementation in European Union, United States of America, Argentina, and India have been compared in this article. Challenges in implementation as per the Report of Standing Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 have also been discussed.

Keywords: Internet, right to be forgotten, Data protection, Website keywords, Data fetching

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Preferred Citation

Dr. Anil Sain, Right to be forgotten and personal data protection in India, The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal, (2022) 1, pp. 29– 38, ISSN (O): 2319-8338