Admission Price: Free to attend, please register
Location: Room B307B/C, University Building, City University London, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB.
In its long-awaited judgment on Google Spain, the European Court of Justice has ruled that "an internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing that it carries out of personal data which appear on web pages published by third parties". This judgment raises questions about the balance between privacy and freedom of expression in the digital environment. It has repercussions beyond Google, potentially affecting other intermediaries, such as social networking sites. Is this the beginning of the end of the Internet as we know it?
- Which laws apply to transnational digital service providers? Will EU rules become global standards?
- What is the balance between freedom of expression and other rights and interests - and who speech rights are we concerned with?
- Who is responsible for moderating content: publisher or re-publisher/location tool?
- Jonathan Coad, Partner, Lewis Silkin
- Peter Noorlander, Legal Director, Media Legal Defence Initiative
- Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex
- Hugh Tomlinson QC, Matrix Chambers
- Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex
Chaired by Claire de Than, City University London.