The President of Russia signed the law on the “right to oblivion”

    Criticizing the Internet industry, the law, known as the “ Oblivion Right Act, ” was signed by Vladimir Putin. Thus, from January 1, 2016, search services will not be able to show links to information about various people, which will be declared “irrelevant” by them, writes RBC. The approved and signed document introduces the relevant amendments to the law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”.

    It is worth noting that the irrelevance of information, the link to which the applicant requests to be removed, must be confirmed. For example, officials will be able to request the removal of links only after a full career end, with the provision of a document on leaving the public service.

    “The exception is information about events containing signs of criminally punishable acts for which the deadline for criminal prosecution has not expired, and information about the commission by an individual of a crime for which a criminal record has not been withdrawn or extinguished,” the statement on the Kremlin website notes.

    The law, which was signed by the head of state, has already been published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

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