Do you have a ‘right to be forgotten’? #dfforget

This is a one-hour session in which a facilitated discussion around freedom of information will take place.

On 13th May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) ruled that an individual has the “right to be forgotten”.  This means that, search engines such as Google will be obliged to remove from their search results links to webpages which contain “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant or excessive” information about individuals.

What does this mean? What are the implications on privacy and freedom of information?

Join us in this discussion or tweet your thoughts to @ucldigifest with the hashtag #dfforget

About the session host

Samantha Ahern is an IT trainer at UCL where she develops and delivers computing training. Aside from her minor obsession with robots and data, Sam is also an avid supporter of open software, open data and open science.


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