The Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (AAID) announced today that it supports the Right to be Forgotten bill in the state of New York. The bill is being presented by Assemblyman David I. Weprin.
In a statement circulated to the media, AAID President Dan Shefet stated:
“Benefitting from concrete experience with the implementation of the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe after almost 3 years – pursuant to the landmark judgment of 13 May 2014 of the European Court of Justice which consecrated the Right to Be Forgotten as embodied in the Directive 1995/46, replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (Art. 17) – we have seen that the Right to Be Forgotten has allowed thousands of victims throughout the European Union to reclaim their dignity and their right to live a normal life unaffected by online exclusion from society.
Our European experience is very encouraging and we strongly endorse your initiative to allow New York State residents to avail themselves of the same protection.
We also support the proposed adaptation of the Statute of Limitations since defamation is of a continuous nature on the internet.”
Here at You(Online), we recently interviewed published an interview with AAID’s founder: Dan Shefet: Creator of the Internet’s Ombudsman. We have also published extensive information related to the Right to Be Forgotten and believe it is an important bill to support.