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Launch of French Language Global Case Law Database: Global Trends in the Right to be Forgotten

How has the so-called Right to be Forgotten evolved over the last decade since the landmark ruling Google Spain SL v. Agencia Española de Protección de Datos in 2014? Global Freedom of Expression will report the findings from the Special Collection paper Does our past have a right to be forgotten by the internet?, which surveyed jurisprudence around the world to understand how courts in different jurisdictions have understood and adjudicated these rights claims. French legal scholars will present recent case law from French courts to illustrate emerging norms. The panelists from France and Argentina will discuss the complexities and impacts of de-indexing, deleting, or anonymizing content, and how judges around the globe are dealing with the challenges posed by the social processes of memory and forgetting on the Internet. They will also consider trends in legal reasoning when it comes to balancing freedom of expression with privacy, intermediary liability, reputation, and the special duties of public figures.

The French language database and this webinar are made possible with the support of UNESCO Multi-Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists (MDP), and the Cyrilla Collaborative, with funding from The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.

CGFoE is thankful to ARTICLE 19 Senegal and other colleagues in West Africa and Europe for supporting this webinar.

The webinar will be held in French, with simultaneous interpretation in English and will be live streamed on GFoE’s YouTube channel.

Speakers: Ramiro Alvarez Ugarte, Vice-Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Argentina (CELE). Frédéric Gras, French attorney at Law at the Bar of Paris. Presentation: Anderson Javiel Dirocie De León, Legal and Program Consultant at Global Freedom of Expression. Moderator: Basile Ader, specialist in Media Law and former President of the Bar of Paris.

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