Impact | Negative

    Probability | High

    Rating CIVICUS | Repressed

    Ricardo Monreal, the leader of the ruling party bloc in the Senate, has filed a bill establishing the right to be forgotten on digital platforms. If approved, content could be removed from the Internet at the request of anyone mentioned therein. Civil society organizations are warning that this measure constitutes a threat not only to freedom of expression, but also to citizens’ control of politicians. For example, a public official could request the removal of content on Internet linking him to corruption. In a statement issued on January 24,  Monreal said this will be a priority issue for Congress in 2020. 


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