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The Right to be Forgotten - What about the Right to Know

There have recently been a number of notable data breaches. Organizations in all industries have been shown to be increasingly vulnerable.

There have recently been a number of notable data breaches. Organizations in all industries have been shown to be increasingly vulnerable. Hackers and internal accidents / misuse make every copy of data that exists a target. Google has received tens of thousands of requests to remove individuals information under the European Regulation known as The Right to be Forgotten.

If you made a request to find out how many copies of your data exists in an organization, would they be able to give it to you. Are all copies of your data receiving equal protection? Can they even tell you exactly how many copies of your data exists? Don't you have the Right to Know? Some Recent Breaches, courtesy of the Privacy Rights Organization (http://www.privacyrights.org/data-breach): September 1 - Apple's iCloud August 28 - JP Morgan Chase August 27 - Dairy Queen August 22 - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center August 20 - UPS