June 25, 2012

Looking Ahead: Digital Privacy and the "Right to Be Forgotten"

Adam Thierer

Senior Research Fellow

The European Union's proposed "Right to Be Forgotten" - designed to let individuals have personal data about them deleted from the Internet upon their request - raises critical questions about the future of digital information. What would such a right mean for free speech and censorship? Should personal data have an "expiration date," and how would data ownership be determined? Should kids have the ability to start over with a clean digital slate when they become adults? Adam Thierer explores these ideas in the panel discussion. 

Looking Ahead: Digital Privacy and the "Right to Be Forgotten" from Marc Licciardi on Vimeo.