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EU wants 'right to be forgotten' online

4 November 2010 Last updated at 10:10 GMT

The likes of Facebook and Google are coming under the microscope in Europe. The EU is outlining its strategy for dealing with the immense amount of personal data we now put on the internet.

Top of the agenda will be a so called "right to be forgotten". European officials want to make it easier for us to permanently delete information about ourselves.

Ben Shore reports from Brussels