Following runaway teen Arthur Heeler-Frood’s safe return home this month, The Guardian contacted Igniyte’s head of client services Roz Sheldon for her thoughts on how this wealth of press coverage may affect his online reputation in years to come.

Commenting Sheldon said: “The EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ only extends to removing information in breach of the Data Protection Act or excessive unsubstantiated comment, so there is absolutely no obligation – or reason – for any of these articles to disappear.”

The article throws into sharp relief the potential future consequences for young people in today’s ever connected, online world. For parents also thinking about their child’s online safety, Igniyte has a free guide for managing teen’s information online.

For more information on this unusual case, see The Guardian’s full article.

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