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Google Spain: freedom of expression and the right to be forgotten


Panel Discussions


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?

The Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism (CLJJ) and the Human Rights Centre (HRC) at University of Essex are hosting a discussion panel to debate the implications of the judgement.

  • 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?

Speakers include:

Chaired by Claire de Than, City University London.

Follow the debate on the CLJJ and HRC blogs.

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When & where

5.30pm - 8.30pmTuesday 20th May 2014

Contact Details

Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism

City University London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8457

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