In the European Union, a user has the right to have links to certain personal information removed from the results of web searches involving his or her name. This “right to be forgotten” in Europe has stimulated robust debates about the appropriateness of such a regime in other countries. Come to this session to learn about the pros and cons and ask questions about possible adoption in the U.S.
Expert speakers include Gail Slater, vice president, legal and regulatory policy, Internet Association
James G. Neal, university librarian emeritus, Columbia University, member of the board of trustees, Freedom to Read Foundation, and a member of ALA’s executive board.
The session will be moderated by Alan S. Inouye, director of ALA’s OITP.
For further information, see http://www.districtdispatch.org/2015/12/where-does-the-u-s-stand-on-right-to-be-forgotten-policy/
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Content Area: Updates/Briefings
Interests: Archives, Copyright
Library Type: Academic, Association
Cost: Included with full conference registration.