The multifaceted nature of the right to be forgotten suggests that the concept actually has many different roots and serves different interests. Four kinds of the right to be forgotten are explored and discussed in Taiwan’s legal contexts. Both the right to request deletion of personal data and more specifically the right to de-indexing on internet are commonly understood as honoring individual will or choice. It could be easily outweighed by more compelling interests of public’s right to know and the freedom of press. However, the right of oblivion for the purpose of social rehabilitation and the right as independence from power in an era of big data deepen the meaning of the right to be forgotten and relate the concept to more democratic values.