The Right to Be Forgotten: GDPR as the Opening Salvo in Privacy

Does Privacy Exist Anymore? As people willingly give up their personal information, GDPR might be a step in a necessary direction.


A few weeks ago my brother told me that he was going to submit his DNA to the website to find out our heritage, which the site claims to offer. His girlfriend said she did it and it was fun. I told him something to the effect of, “Like hell you are.” Our grandparents and great grandparents are from Italy and Armenia, our parents were born in the Bronx—that’s all he needs to know. 

While I’m not one to boss my family around—I just try to ignore them whenever possible—I wasn’t about

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