Cancer Society ‘astonished’ at move to delay law banning insurer penalties

The right to be forgotten is the concept that cancer survivors who have gone a period of time without needing treatment should have their previous diagnosis disregarded when accessing insurance, life policies and financial products.

Insurance Ireland claims plans for mandatory action will undermine ‘fairness’ in the market, while the Department of Finance stalled the bill which would have stopped survivors being penalised.

“We published research in February 2022 which found that of the people who reported experiencing difficulties with financial providers, 49 per cent of the survey respondents who were affected by cancer were refused by one or more providers,” 

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