Intelligence Squared U.S.: The U.S. Should Adopt The Right To Be Forgotten Online

(Rochester, N.Y.) – All over the U.S. and around the world, the right to privacy and figuring out how to control what personal information gets shared have been hot topics since the inception of the Internet. Back in 2014, The European Union's Court of Justice determined that individuals have a right to be forgotten, "the right – under certain conditions – to ask search engines to remove links with personal about them." Is this very ruling a blow to free speech and public information? Or is this ruling a win for privacy and human dignity? Intelligence Squared U.S. debates these questions and more in The U.S. Should Adopt the "Right to Be Forgotten" Online, airing Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.

For the motion: Paul Nemitz, Dir. of Fundamental Rights & Citizenship, DG Justice & Consumers, EU Commission, and Eric Posner, Professor of Law, University of Chicago. Against the motion: Andrew McLaughlin, CEO, Digg and Instapaper & Fmr. Dir. of Global Public Policy, Google, and Jonathan Zittrain, Professor, Harvard Law & Co-Founder, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Illustration by Thomas James



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