Remember to Forget

    The Right to Be Forgotten.

    It sounds like the title of a classic novel about desire and memory, perhaps Marcel Proust's sequel to "Remembrance of Things Past."

    It is, in fact, based on a French legal phrase, le droit à l'oubli, the "right of oblivion," which allows criminals who have paid their debt to society to object to the publication of information about their conviction and jail time.

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