In today’s age where all information is available at a click it is vital protect ones privacy. One way to protect this right by giving right to erasure or right to be forgotten. In Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González , the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union held that Google must remove the search result that is old, inaccurate, or even irrelevant data if the person involved requests it. Sadly, the decision of the court was limited to geographical territories. The information could have been accessed beyond these geographical territories.
In India, in K.S. Puttuswamy v. Union of India, it was held that right to be forgotten is part of right to privacy. But there is no legal framework to implement right to be forgotten. In this article I have discussed its meaning, origin and application in India.