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Thursday, June 13 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Balancing Data Protection and Access to Information: Internet RTBF case

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The session aims to discuss the online “right to be forgotten” as an example for the need to think about the relationship between access to information and personal data protection, besides outlining and problematizing the idea of a right to obliteration, and the role of the Internet over such issues. This central element will subsidize a discussion that seeks to understand the balance, difficulties and themes which are important within the perspective of personal data, memory, history and the role of the Internet in these relations. Thus, in addition to the themes mentioned above, we intend to understand how the right to freedom of expression, access to information and privacy can be protected while preventing forgetfulness and abuse or erasure of data. You will hear from activists who have struggled with these issues in their regional or thematic work (e.g., Latin America, China, India, Western Europe and gender issues) taking on the privacy-bound challenges of digitization while keeping head down to preserve the developmental role of the Internet as the sphere of public discourse . You will also hear from a data protection regulator and a company, respectively obligated to enforce their duties to make the Internet "forget" certain contents.


Bishakha Datta

Executive Director, Point of View
Bishakha Datta (@busydot) works on gender, sexuality and digitality, writes and films non-fiction, runs the non-profit Point of View in Mumbai, India, is part of the wikipedia family and serves on several non-profit boards. In all her avatars, Bishakha explores marginal, invisible... Read More →
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Alexandria Walden

Global Head of Human Rights, Google
Alexandria is the global policy lead for human rights and free expression at Google. Alexandria drives Google’s work on business and human rights to support responsible approaches to policies across all Google’s products. Based in Washington, DC, Alexandria coordinates policy... Read More →
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David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Prof. Kaye’s scholarship and teaching focus on public international law, especially international human rights law, international humanitarian law, accountability for violations of human rights, and the law governing the use of force. He is just as interested in efforts to translate... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm BST
Utique (Laico)