VIDEO: Can Europe Force Internet Censorship? Assessing the Right to be Forgotten @NetCaucusAC #euforgotten

On August 8 2014 the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) hosted a panel Can Europe Force Search Engines to Censor Information You’re Looking for on the Internet? Assessing the Right to be Forgotten. Europe’s new privacy right clashes with other deeply held values such as freedom of expression and transparency. Many observers are concerned that the EU’s approach could even affect American Internet users. EU privacy regulators have suggested that the search engines must delete results not only within the EU, but globally, in spite of our First Amendment rights to publish and view the information. Is the right to be forgotten necessary to protect privacy, or does the EU rule go too far? Should the EU be able to limit access to information by American Internet users? Can the right to be forgotten be reconciled with the watchdog role of the press when public figures can use the new procedures to censor potentially embarrassing information?  Speakers: Mike Godwin, Senior Policy Advisor, Internews; Joe Jerome, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum; Emma Llansó, Director of CDT’s Project on Free Expression, Center for Democracy and Technology; Rob Pegoraro, Columnist, Yahoo Tech; David Hoffman, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer, Intel. Moderator: Michael Kubayanda, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee. Video/audio is below. Closed captions are available.

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