Is the Right to Be Forgotten a Real Problem for Blockchain?
Adoption of immutable blockchain ledgers contradicts what appears to be a basic human right and one of the existing rights stated by the EU’s Data Protection Directive (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:31995L0046&from=en): “the right to erasure”. In some cases this conflict may cause substantial harm. Yet, a deeper dive into the details shows that even blockchain immutability has its loopholes.
The lawless.tech team has made the dive and answered the most significant questions regarding that contradiction, if there is one.