lighting, Diplomacy

[Webinar] Data protection and the right to be forgotten

30 September 2014 -


Event description

The recent judgment on the right to be forgotten has driven hundreds of users to file requests with Google for the removal of certain information from search results. To what extent can one’s past be erased?

[Update] The webinar digest and recording are available here.
The complaint of a Spanish citizen in 2010 led to the case being referred to the European Court of Justice, which recently decided that Google was required to comply with EU data protection law. The judgment was met with mixed reactions: from reassurance that links to one’s irrelevant past may be removed by Google, to concerns about freedom of expression and press freedom.
Surrounding the mixed reactions are many open questions: Should Google be the judge? What criteria is being used? How effective is this procedure? Can users’ right to be forgotten ever be enforced in an absolute manner?
Join us for our next webinar, led by Ms Nevena Ruzic from the Council of Europe, on Tuesday, 30th September, at 12h GMT. Ms Ruzic, who heads the Compliance Department at the Republic of Serbia Office of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, will discuss the judgment and its implications. Participants will be able to discuss the topic during the webinar.
Join us on Tuesday: please register here. Attendance is free; registration is required.
Registrations are now closed.