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This report describes the laws of twelve jurisdictions that have some form of remedy available enabling the removal of online data based on harm to individuals’ privacy or reputational interests, including but not limited to defamation. Six of the countries surveyed are within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area, and therefore have implemented EU law. Five non-EU jurisdictions are also surveyed. A comparative summary is included.

European Union and European Countries

European Union

France

Germany

Norway

Portugal

Spain

United Kingdom

Other Countries

Canada

Israel

Japan

New Zealand

Russia

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Last Updated: 04/10/2018