WEBCAST TODAY: @IQ2US Debate “The U.S. Should Adopt the “Right to Be Forgotten” Online w/ @zittrain #RightToBeForgotten

iq2usToday Wednesday March 11 2015 at 6:45pm EDT Intelligence Squared will host a debate - The U.S. Should Adopt the “Right to Be Forgotten – at the Kaufman Center in NYC. In 2014, the European Union’s Court of Justice determined that individuals have a right to be forgotten, “the right—under certain conditions—to ask search engines to remove links with personal information about them.” It is not absolute, but meant to be balanced against other fundamental rights, like freedom of expression. In a half year following the Court’s decision, Google received over 180,000 removal requests. Of those reviewed and processed, 40.5% were granted. Largely seen as a victory in Europe, in the U.S., the reaction has been overwhelmingly negative. Was this ruling a blow to free speech and public information, or a win for privacy and human dignity? For: Paul Nemitz, Dir. of Fundamental Rights & Citizenship, DG Justice & Consumers, EU Commission; Eric Posner, Professor of Law, University of Chicago. Against: Andrew McLaughlin, CEO, Digg and Instapaper & Fmr. Dir. of Global Public Policy, Google; Jonathan Zittrain, Professor, Harvard Law & Co-Founder, Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The vent will be webcast live via fora.tv

What: The U.S. Should Adopt the “Right to Be Forgotten
Where: Kaufman Center in NYC
When: Wednesday March 11 2015 at 6:45pm EDT | 00:45 UTC
Webcast: http://library.fora.tv/event/the_us_should_adopt_the_right_to_be_forgotten_online/watchlive
Twitter: #RightToBeForgotten