There is another ‘virus’ enemy of doctors and health workers which, even if invisible, damages them a lot. It is the professional reputation, it lurks on the web and affects most healthcare professionals. “As many as 9 out of 10 doctors, according to a recent survey. And all without the knowledge of doctors and health professionals themselves. The cause is due to the very mechanism that regulates the web, a huge amount of information stored on a particular professional, fed by reviews of users, from the acquisition of public registers and data entered more or less consciously by the doctors themselves “. Consulcesi denounces this in a note. “The Internet communicates, but it does not erase, which is why information is often disseminated without first being verified”, warns Consulcesi, the group that deals with training and legal protection for doctors and health professionals. “Even during the pandemic, many doctors have found themselves having negative reviews on the web”, report the legal Consulcesi. In some cases, even “many health professionals have seen their name appear in the news relating to an ongoing legal case, news published in the press before the sentence and never removed even in the face of an acquittal – observes the lawyers – It is precisely by virtue of the difficulty of maintaining a balance between privacy and the right to information that Consulcesi has established the legal service ‘right to be forgotten’ for the removal of critical, false or incorrect content that could compromise the professionalism of white coats “. right to be forgotten is the right of a natural person, not a legal person, to obtain the de-indexing or cancellation of a link relating to the news that concerns him / her when it is no longer of public interest, especially due to the passage of time. Personal data may in fact be processed only for the time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which they were collected. The right to be forgotten is provided for in Article 17 of EU Regulation 679 of 2016 (GDPR) and was born as an evolution of the principle sanctioned by the European Court of Justice ruling of May 13, 2014. “The right to be forgotten is not an absolute right but it must be balanced with other interests at stake, in particular with the right to information. After a free analysis of the contents, and a careful legal evaluation, the team of experts eliminates false news, insulting comments, information harmful to the image and the data unlawfully processed according to current legislation and the right to be forgotten recognized by the Court of Justice of the European Union “, concludes Consulcesi.