Abstract: The Google Spain Judgment from the Court of Justice of European Union on the right to be forgotten (RTBF) in 2014 has generated enormous echo all over the globe. To examine the normative influence of EU as well as how RTBF is unfolded in regions where values of privacy differ, the RTBF cases in Taiwan, China and Japan are presented and compared. Though still preliminary, this short article found that to successfully claim RTBF in jurisdictions where the concept is still novel, if not strange, emphasis on the harm of the privacy is essential.
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Suggested citation: Piao Hao Hsu, The Right to Be Forgotten and its ramifications in Taiwan, China and Japan, e-conference on the Right to be Forgotten in Europe and Beyond, June 2017, Blogdroiteuropeen
Piao Hao Hsu is currently a Ph.D. student of Graduate Institute of European Studies, Tamkang University, Taipei. Until April 2017, he worked as Legal Researcher at Science and Technology Law Institute (STLI), Institute for Information Industry, where he is responsible for policy research in the field of energy law and innovative technology. It is also during his post at STLI, that he started his research on RTBF. Prior to STLI, Hsu also worked as Senior Assistant Research Fellow at Taiwan Research Institute (TRI), Direct Dialogue Campaigner at Greenpeace (East Asia, Taipei) and Program Associate at Human Rights in China (Hong Kong Office). Hsu holds LL.M. (Master of Law) from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and LL.B. from National Taiwan University, Taiwan.