Interview with Javier Franch, lawyer and CEO of Honoralia

Interview with Javier Franch, lawyer and CEO of Honoralia

Our online presence has become an integral part of our lives. Every search we do on the internet, every comment we leave on social media and every digital trail we leave behind us contributes to forging our online identity. However, this identity does not always reflect who we are or who we want to be.

It is in this context that the concept of the "right to be forgotten"becomes relevant. This legal principle allows individuals to apply for the removal of personal information that is no longer relevant or accurate on the InternetBut how exactly does this right work and what impact does it have on our digital lives? To shed light on these questions, we interviewed lawyer Javier Franch, founder of Honoralia, our firm specialising in the right to be forgotten and improving online reputation.

Interview with Javier Franch, lawyer and CEO of Honoralia

The Right to be Forgotten: Protecting Privacy

We began our conversation with Javier Franch by asking him to explain exactly what the right to be forgotten is and why it is relevant today. "The right to be forgotten is a legal principle that allows individuals to request the removal of personal information on the Internet that is no longer relevant or accurate.", explains Franch. "This is especially relevant in the digital age, where information can remain on the internet for a long time and have a lasting impact on a person's life.


Our company Honoralia, founded by Javier Franch, specialises in the right to be forgotten and the improvement of online reputation. But how did the idea of creating this company come about and what are its main objectives? Franch shares the inspiring story behind Honoralia: "The idea to create Honoralia arose from the growing the need for individuals and businesses to protect their privacy and reputation in an increasingly digitalised world. We note that the personal and sensitive information could remain on the Internet for a long period of time.This often had a negative impact on people's lives and on the perception of companies. Faced with this reality, we saw an opportunity to offer ethical and legal solutions to address this problem.

Honoralia's key objectives

The main objectives of Honoralia, according to Franch, are clear and defined:

Protecting privacy

"Our main mission is to help people exercise their right to be forgotten and remove personal information that is no longer relevant or accurate online. We want our customers to have control over their online information and to be able to safeguard their privacy."

Improving Online Reputation

"We understand that online reputation is critical for both individuals and businesses. We work to improve the image and reputation of our clients, and we are committed toby limiting negative or harmful content and promoting a positive online presence.”

Legal compliance

"We are committed to operating within the legal and ethical framework. This includes complying with data protection laws and other relevant regulations, such as the GDPR in the European Unionto ensure that our services are legal and ethical.”

Customised solutions

"Each case is unique, so we strive to provide customised solutions tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We work in close collaboration with them to achieve the best possible results."

Continuous innovation

"Technology and the online landscape are constantly evolving. We are looking for be at the forefront of trends and technologies related to reputation management and the right to be forgotten in order to offer effective and up-to-date solutions".

Common challenges

In an increasingly connected world, individuals and companies face constant reputational challenges. We asked Javier Franch about some of the most common problems he has observed and addressed throughout his career at Honoralia:

Criminal convictions or court proceedings

"The removal of information from the Internet relating to criminal convictions or court proceedings published in the media can be a significant challenge and, in some cases, it is achievable. However, the feasibility of The removal of this type of information depends on a number of factors, including local laws, the age of the information, public relevance and other specific aspects of the case.

Franch emphasises that the right to be forgotten is not absolute and must be balanced with other rights, such as freedom of expression and the public interest. In many cases, information related to criminal convictions or court proceedings may be considered to be in the public interest and may therefore be more difficult to remove.

Defamatory or false content

"Many people face online defamation, where false or damaging claims are published about them. We have been working on removing this type of content and identifying those responsible."

Compromising photos or videos

"The dissemination of compromising images or videos can have a devastating impact on a person's life. We have helped to remove unauthorised content and restore the privacy of our clients."

Negative comments on social media

"Criticism and negative comments on social media can damage a company's reputation. We have developed strategies to manage these situations effectively and promote a positive image".

Outdated or irrelevant information

"Over time, personal and business information on the Internet can become outdated or irrelevant. We have worked to remove outdated information to ensure that the online presence is accurate and up to date."

Interview with Javier Franch, lawyer and CEO of Honoralia

The importance of ethics

One of the most outstanding aspects of Honoralia is its commitment to ethical online reputation management. We asked Javier Franch why he considers this to be fundamental:

Ethics is at the heart of our work at Honoralia. We believe that reputation management should be conducted in a responsible manner and with full respect for the rights of all parties involved. This includes balancing the right to be forgotten with other rights, such as freedom of expression and the public interest. Our aim is to provide effective solutions, but always within the limits of legality. This allows us to deliver sustainable and long-lasting results for our clients.

The future

To conclude our interview, we asked Javier about the future of Honoralia and how he sees the evolution of reputation management in the coming years:

"The future of Honoralia is exciting. We plan to continue to grow and expand our services to help more people. and businesses to protect their privacy and reputation. Technology will continue to evolve, which means that so will strategies and approaches to reputation management. We are committed to staying at the forefront of these trends and continuing to offer innovative and ethical solutions.

In an ever-changing digital world, companies like ours play a crucial role in providing individuals and businesses with the tools and knowledge to effectively protect their privacy and reputation online.

As our online lives continue to play an important role in our lives, it is critical to have experts and companies like Honoralia that can help us navigate this complex digital landscape and protect our rights and reputations.

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