Responding to the peers' report, justice minister Simon Hughes said:
The Government wants to protect privacy rights and freedom of speech while taking action to bolster economic growth.
Our greatest challenge is getting that balance right, and we welcome the support of the Lords for our position in negotiating new European data protection legislation.
I agree that it is neither accurate nor helpful to say that the recent judgment of the European Court of Justice has given a right to be forgotten. We need to be clear that the judgment does not give individuals an unfettered right to have their personal data deleted from search engine results.