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All about Roadies winner Ashutosh Kaushik’s Right to be Forgotten plea at Delhi High Court

Arguing that the Right to be Forgotten gives people control over their digital lives, the petition cited multiple cases filed before courts in India and abroad; even turning to the PDP Bill for legal precedent.  An Indian reality television celebrity has approached the Delhi High Court with a petition invoking his Right to be Forgotten wherein he urged the court to direct relevant persons to remove posts, videos, and articles from nearly a decade ago that allegedly presented him in a bad light. The Delhi HC, while hearing the petition, issued a notice to Google LLC in this regard and in the coming days, notices may be issued to the Indian government, Press Council of India, Press Information Bureau, and Electronic Media Monitoring Centre. Ashutosh Kaushik, who won the MTV Hero Honda Roadies 5.0 in 2007 and Big Boss Season 2 in 2008, courted controversy in 2009 when he was arrested for drunk driving, and again in 2013, due to a drunken altercation which was caught on camera. Ashutosh in his petition said that the content related to these occurrences were still available on search engines such as Google, "which are irrelevant in the present times and are causing grave injury to the Petitioner's dignity and reputation...It is in this regard, the petitioner wants to avail the Right to be Forgotten to safeguard the petitioner's life, liberty, dignity, reputation from further jeopardising". Prior steps taken by Kaushik August 2020: Kaushik approaches Google LLC with a legal notice urging them to remove…

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