Saturday, March 21, 2015

Seminar 2 Position Statement: Mark Hanna (Journalism)

The Press and the Right to be Forgotten
Is the internet becoming an unforgiving, perpetual panopticon or should it help us discover if a paedophile has moved into the house next door? 

My research interests include the impact of, and factors behind, the creation in the 2014 Google Spain judgment of the so-called legal ‘right to be forgotten’(RTBF) in EU states; the news media’s reaction to it; and whether it might be extended to erase some content in news media archives accessible to the public.  How should media organisations react ethically to the apparently wide variety of RTBF-type requests made directly to them for the erasure of material they have already published online legally for years?

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