I’m pleased to post Show # 248, January 29, my interview with The Guardian’s Julia Powles and Prof. Ellen Goodman of Rutgers Law School, on the “Right to Be Forgotten.” Julia and Ellen have been focusing on the right to be forgotten (“RtBF”) for several years, and have done laudable work seeking transparency from its foremost actor, Google [disclosure: I was one of the signatories to the referenced letter]. The RtBF is a primeÂ example of the clash of privacy, information, information platforms and power in technology today, and getting one’s head around its complexity requires an interdisciplinary understanding of technology law and policy. In our wide-ranging discussion, we took at hard look at the RtBF, as well as what it teaches us about platforms like Google’s broad power to impact human knowledge.
- Julia’s lawÂ review article, The Case That Won’t Be Forgotten;
- The Guardian investigation that revealed most of the RtBF cases aren’t about crime or public figures;
- Report of a conference on RtBF held in Cambridge, covering a multitude of issues, both within and beyond the RTbF.
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