Friday 17 March 2017

Europe: the 'right to be forgotten' and company registers

The Court of Justice of the European Union gave judgment earlier this month in Camera di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Lecce v Salvatore Manni (C-398/15). The court held that there was no 'right to be forgotten' in respect of information in company registers. It was, however, open to Member States to provide for restricted access to such data after a sufficiently long period has elapsed from the date of the company's dissolution. A summary of the decision is available here (pdf).

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