Right to be forgotten or to rewrite history, one year later? – Flash 01 2017

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6 June 2017 | 11:30-12:00 | Room Tornimäe I , Swissotel, Tallinn, Estonia
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Session teaser

A follow-up to last year's Right To Be Forgotten (RTBF) Workshop Session. What has happened in the past year?

Keywords

Right to be forgotten, privacy, archives, press freedom, libraries

Session description

Since EuroDIG 2016 and the Hot Topic - Right to be forgotten or to rewrite history this Flash session will attempt to track what has happened next.

This is an excellent opportunity to discuss what has happened in a year, especially the recent news in March 2017, of New York senator Tony Avella and assemblyman David Weprin introducing a bill proposing that individuals be allowed to require search engines and online speakers to remove information that is "inaccurate", "irrelevant", "inadequate", or "excessive", that is "no longer material to current public debate or discourse" and is causing demonstrable harm to the subject. See: New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech

One year on, is the right to be forgotten ready to be globalised?

Format

Flash Session: each speaker gets 3 minutes and questions & answers plus discussion. Time/Date: Day 1, 6 June 2017, 11:30-12:00. Total length: 30 minutes

Further reading

Last year's RTBF Session and participants is listed on: Hot Topic - Right to be forgotten or to rewrite history

People

Moderator: Olivier Crépin-Leblond

  • Written message from Joe McNamee, Executive Director, EDRi [1] (to be read by the Moderator)

(* Video message from Elena Perotti, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) - if received)

  • Marco Pancini, Google (confirmed)
  • Yrjö Länsipuro, Internet Society (ISOC) Finland and ex-journalist [2] (confirmed)
  • Stephen Wyber, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) (confirmed)
  • Michael Oghia [3] (confirmed)

1. Introduction (Olivier Crépin-Leblond) 2. Reading of message from Joe McNamee, Executive Director, European Digital Rights (EDRi) (Olivier Crépin-Leblond) 3. Marco Pancini, Google (3 minutes) 4. Stephen Wyber, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) (3 minutes) 5. Yrjö Länsipuro, Internet Society Finland (3 minutes) 6. Michael Oghia, Youth Participant (3 minutes) 7. Questions / Discussion