Professor Rosen Discusses Implications of "Right to Be Forgotten" Ruling

On May 13, 2014, The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in an advisory judgment that Google and other link aggregating internet companies must remove outdated or irrelevant personal information from search results upon request by an E.U. citizen. "This is a huge deal, not only in Europe, but around the world," says Professor Jeffrey Rosen. "It represents potentially the biggest clash between privacy rights and free speech rights of the modern era."

Professor Rosen, who wrote about the "right to be forgotten" in a 2012 edition of the Stanford Law Review, has commented extensively in the media about the implications of the ruling.


In The Media

The Chicago Tribune | May 20, 2014
"Google and the 'Right to be Forgotten'"  

NPR | May 20, 2014
"The Debates Over Internet Privacy and a Fair and Equal Internet"  

Reuters | May 14, 2014
"Google Gets Take-Down Requests after European Court Ruling"

KQED-FM, San Francisco | May 14, 2014
"European Court Backs 'Right to be Forgotten' Online"

BBC News | May 14, 2014
"Google Ruling 'Astonishing', Says Wikipedia Founder Wales"

The Wall Street Journal | May 13, 2014
"What Is the 'Right to Be Forgotten?'"

The Wall Street Journal | May 13, 2014
"Google Ruling: Freedom of Speech vs. the Right to Be Forgotten"

National Journal | May 13, 2014
"Is the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Coming to America?"

NPR’s The Takeaway | May 13, 2014
"Should We Have the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Online?"

The Los Angeles Times | May 13, 2014
"Europe Court Ruling Reboots Web Privacy Rules for Google, Others"