Date(s) - 03/16/2012
Marion A. Cowell, Jr. Boardroom (Room 5003), UNC School of Law
On March 16, 2012, the Center will host an “interdisciplinary lunch” open to faculty and graduate students from across the UNC system. The topic will be the “Right to be Forgotten.” This “right,” which has been hotly debated in Europe for the past few years, has recently been codified as part of a broad new proposed EU data protection regulation. We are particularly interested in discussing how such a right might be implemented and the practical implications for operators of computer and network services in the United States.
This past fall, the Center began hosting a bi-monthly gathering of faculty and graduate students from across UNC-CH to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by new communication technologies, including social media, mobile platforms, and the Internet, and the impact they are having on governments, the economy, and cultural and social values throughout the world.
The March gathering will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16 in the Marion A. Cowell, Jr. Boardroom (Room 5003) at the UNC School of Law. We will provide box lunches and drinks.
To help guide the discussion, we have selected several optional background articles on the topic:
- Robert Krulwich, Is The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ The ‘Biggest Threat To Free Speech On The Internet’?
- Jeffrey Rosen, The Right to Be Forgotten
- Jef Ausloos, The ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ – Worth Remembering?
- Bert-Jaap Koops, Forgetting Footprints, Shunning Shadows: A Critical Analysis of the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ in Big Data Practice
- Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, COM (2012) 11 final (Jan. 25, 2012)
We plan to use these readings as a jumping off point for the conversation, but we also are eager to discuss how these issues intersect with your work.
We hope that you can make it. Please RSVP to Liz Woolery by March 12 so we can order a lunch for you.
Tagged: Interdisciplinary Lunch Series