Privacy, the Internet, and the Right to be Forgotten

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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
Name of Organization: 
Dalhousie University
Room 3107, Mona Campbell Building,1459 LeMarchant St, Halifax Dalhousie University

In an era of online sharing and ubiquitous computing, an Internet that never forgets poses a complex challenge to privacy, reputation, and freedom. Is the EU’s New “Right to be Forgotten” a Solution?

What is the nature of this legal right? Does it strike a proper balance between privacy and free expression?  Has it worked in the EU? Would it work here?

Join us for a discussion:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (2-4pm)
Room 3107, Mona Campbell Building,
1459 LeMarchant St, Halifax  Dalhousie University

Open to everyone.

Featured Speaker

  • Cécile de Terwangne, Professor, Faculty of Law, Director, Centre for Research in Information, Law, and Society University of Namur, Belgium


  • Catherine Tully, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia
  • David Fraser, ​Privacy Lawyer & Partner, McInnes Cooper
  • Wayne MacKay, CM, QC, ​Professor of Law; Yogis & Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Former Chair, Nova Scotia Task Force on Cyberbullying

Discussion Chair:

  • Jon Penney, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law