a "right to be forgotten" that will allow people to demand that organizations that hold their data delete that data, as long as there is no legitimate grounds to hold it.
It's not 1995 anymore
The 1995 Directive was written in a largely pre-Internet era; back then, fewer than one percent of Europeans were Internet users. The proposed directive includes new requirements designed for the Internet age: EU citizens must be able to both access their data and transfer it between service providers, something that the commission argues will increase competition. Citizens will also have to give their explicit permission before companies can process their data; assumptions of permission won't be permitted, and systems will have to be private by default.