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[12WashJLTech&Arts061] Equitable Recovery for Ashley Madison Hack Victims: The Federal Trade Commission as Executor of a Narrow Right to be Forgotten in the United States

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Mackenzie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-06T17:03:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-06T17:03:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation 12 WASH. J.L. TECH.& ARTS 61 (2016) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1649
dc.description Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, Volume 12, Issue 1, Fall 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: The events following the Ashley Madison data breach exposed the personal information of millions of users. Victims filed class action suits in multiple courts in the United States, seeking various forms of monetary and equitable relief. However, these plaintiffs have been unable to compel the removal of personal information from third-party Internet sites hosting the information previously circulated by hackers. Citizens of the European Union, by contrast, could compel the removal of such personal information. Unlike the United States, the European Union recognizes a “right to be forgotten”, which authorizes individuals to demand the removal of their personal information from third-party sites. This Article examines how such a right to be forgotten could function in the United States, and particularly how this right could enable victims of the Ashley Madison hack— as well as those of other data breaches—to compel the removal of their personal information from third-party sites. This Article suggests that such a right, if narrowly applied in limited circumstances by the Federal Trade Commission, could better serve the needs of consumers and still preserve First Amendment rights thereby implicated. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Constitutional & Regulatory en_US
dc.title [12WashJLTech&Arts061] Equitable Recovery for Ashley Madison Hack Victims: The Federal Trade Commission as Executor of a Narrow Right to be Forgotten in the United States en_US
dc.title.alternative Equitable Recovery for Ashley Madison Hack Victims: The Federal Trade Commission as Executor of a Narrow Right to be Forgotten in the United States en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright Mackenzie Olson en_US


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