Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)
A revision of the attitude of the French punitive legislation on the idea of the right to the digital oblivion
Author(s): Dr. Muaath Al-Mullah
Abstract: The fact that the right to digital oblivion is one of the personal rights associated with humans, and since this right has been washed in the electronic environment which led the European legislator, especially after the judgment of the European Court of Justice No. C-131/12 of 13 May 2014 to emphasize the right the digital oblivion In article 17 of the new European Directive No. 679/2016 on the protection of personal data, where France considers as a European model to criminalize the violation of this right in its penal legislation. Accordingly, this research aims at clarifying the general concept of the right to digital oblivion and the ambit of the criminalization of the violation of this right based on the French legislator's way of protecting this right in the light of the resolution of the new European directive.