Updated: watch the full webinar here 👆
On February 19th 2021, YCE took part in a webinar to know more and discuss the Right to be Forgotten for cancer survivors: “14 Million Reasons to Discuss Life after Cancer: Implementing the Right to be Forgotten across Europe”.
On behalf of Youth Cancer Europe, Katie Rizvi was be one of the speakers at this online event.
This crucial event focused on the implementation of the Right to be Forgotten, a right which can help ensure that former cancer patients no longer suffer from financial discrimination for financial services such as getting loans and mortgages following the end of their treatment. This event provided a platform for key stakeholders to collaborate on identifying the right path for the implementation of this right across Europe.
The Right to be Forgotten was the central topic at the launch of YCE’s White Paper at the European Parliament in Brussels, in late 2018.
Given the growing number of cancer survivors in Europe, we now have over 14 million reasons to discuss not only the need for an EU approach to the Right to be Forgotten, but also the implementation of a right which has now been widely recognised by European policymakers as it is mentioned in both the Beating Cancer Plan and in the report from Cancer Mission board such legal framework is currently existing in 4 EU Member States and the issue is to make it available for all EU Cancer survivors.