Bad Facebook Pic? EU Privacy Law Lets You Bin It

If you are a Facebook user, then you will most probably have an embarrassing or dodgy picture from a drunk night out which a friend has uploaded and refused to delete. If so then you may be able to get rid of it once and for all.

Thanks to a privacy law by the EU, you may demand that any piece of data that involves you is removed from places such as Facebook. Cnet has revealed that this policy is thanks to the EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding, who has unveiled legislation that will ensure your “right to be forgotten.”

Once you have requested your data be deleted, the EU will supposedly removed said data from every server and notify you one the deed has been done. The data will then reportedly be deleted completely and vanish off the face of the earth. Your embarassment will be no more, unless like all good friends they have backed up your horrendous moment on a memory stick.

The EU has targeted Facebook in particular, as Reading stated that they were dealing with “a US-based social network company that has millions of active users in Europe needs to comply with EU rules.” Facebook’s famous privacy setting concerns will be called in to question once again, as desperate users bid to have the naked new years eve picture of them erased from living memory. Leave us your thoughts on this new policy and if you will be using it to part with fuzzy memories.

  • Anonymous

    To bad the US does not care about its citizens this way.