On 13 April 2018, the High Court handed down a landmark judgment which represented the first English court ruling on the so called ‘right to be forgotten,’ established by the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) in Google Spain SL v. Agencia Espanola de Protection de Datos (Case-C-131/12)  QB 1022 (‘Google Spain’). Although the NT1 and NT2 case was decided under the previous regime, before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (‘the 2018 Act’) came into force on 25 May 2018, many of the principles considered in it were carried forward into the new regime. Although the judge was at pains not to engage with the provisions of the GDPR or the 2018 Act, the ruling provides useful guidance on a number of those principles.
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The First English Case on the ‘Right to be Forgotten’