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How Does One Compel an Uncooperative Website to Delete One's Account?

trentfoley (226635) writes | about 4 months ago

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trentfoley (226635) writes "I've been trying to clean up my digital life (insert joke about having a life) and have run in to a situation I fear is too common. Many social websites, nextdoor.com in particular, do not allow a user to delete the account they created. In the case of nextdoor.com, their privacy policy makes it clear that the user owns all of their data. If this is true, I should have the right to destroy that data. These lines of thought brought to mind the recent privacy defeat in Europe. Does the defeat of the EU's Right-to-be-Forgotten legislation bring a practical end to this debate?"

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Danger of "right to be forgotten" (1)

tepples (727027) | about 4 months ago | (#45805873)

Imagine what would happen if Linus Torvalds were to use the "right to be forgotten" on Linux.

Solution (1)

sjames (1099) | about 4 months ago | (#45806709)

If the website and company won't delete the user, then the user will have to delete the website and the company. Significant legal restrictions may apply.

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