School of Advanced Study, University of London
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Data of our lives: Global Privacy, Reputation and Freedom of Expression
European legal framework for data privacy/social and cultural impact
(Senior Legal Counsel, Article 19)
It is just over one year since “the right to be forgotten” became firmly established in media discourse, following the European Court of Justice’s decision in Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja González and its ruling that the company, and other search engines, must respond to users’ de-listing requests under EU data protection law. This small discussion seminar, featuring Frank LaRue , former UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, will take a global perspective on the Google Spain case, and related issues of privacy, reputation and freedom of expression. Our discussion will look ahead to the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation, and consider the broader international context for data privacy, including, for example, Max Schrems’ case in the ECJ which challenges the EU-US Safe Harbor agreement that allows US companies to transfer European personal data to US-based servers. Attendees may wish to use the seminar as an opportunity to discuss ideas for further research-based activity and collaboration on global data privacy, reputation and freedom of expression.
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