Spain adopts the right to be forgotten for cancer survivors

On 27 July, the Spanish Council of Ministers has taken a significant step towards ensuring fair treatment for cancer survivors by adopting a decree on the matter. Survivors can now exclude their medical history when engaging in financial services after five years of treatment without relapse. The law entered into force from 30 July. 

This decision is a positive development that eliminates discriminatory clauses and promotes fair access to financial services and a return to normal lives for cancer survivors. Spain’s progressive approach surpasses the ask of the European Union by setting a five-year period instead of ten years.