Right to Be Forgotten: A Legal Research Guide

Legal Research Guides, New Book Lauren Mattiuzzo

  • First and only resource of its kind!
  • Concisely and clearly explains the brand-new legal concept of the right to be ‘erased’
  • Practical guide for lawyers, students, and tech companies
  • Locate essential primary and secondary sources on this emerging global topic

About This Title

The “right to be forgotten” is a brand-new legal concept. Also known as the right to erasure or to be delisted, the right to be forgotten came into legal existence when the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its decision on May 13, 2014 involving a dispute between a Spanish man suing a Spanish newspaper and its website and Google Spain. The ECJ’s decision has struck a chord in the Internet age. In Europe there is a right to be forgotten which applies to search engines but not to news websites or other journalistic endeavors. This guide provides information on primary material from other countries, such as Japan, Canada, South Korea, India and the United States, including federal and state law. Secondary sources such as journal and newspaper articles provide a wealth of information on this emerging topic.

About the Author

Carol A. Fichtelman is an attorney and legal editor/writer based in St. Louis. She received her B.A. in History at Ohio State University and her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. Licensed to practice law in Michigan, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Missouri, she worked as a Staff Attorney for Monroe County Legal Services in Michigan and for Legal Counsel for the Elderly, sponsored by AARP, in Washington, D.C. In addition, she served as an Elder Law Advocate for nursing home residents in Arlington, Virginia, before moving to St. Louis, Missouri where she became Managing Attorney and Director of the Pension Benefits Project run by the non-profit OWL, also known as Older Women’s League. Her experience practicing law consisted chiefly of advising older adults of their rights to pension and government benefits, including Black Lung; ERISA and pension benefits, Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security; and veterans’ benefits. As a writer/editor for legal publishers, she has written legal research guides and monographs on such legal issues as elder law rights, nursing home rights of residents in long-term care facilities, Medicare home health benefit rights, and much more.


Right to Be Forgotten: A Legal Research Guide*
Legal Research Guides, Volume 73
Item #: 1006406
ISBN: 978-0-8377-4086-7
Pages: xviii, 36p.
1 Volume…….$79.00
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2018

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