Wednesday, October 21
2:45 PM-3:05 PM
Lehua I

The Right to be Forgotten: International Implications for E-Learning

Brief Paper ID: 46310
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    Joyce P. Johnston
    English Department, George Mason University

Abstract: Eighteen months after its announcement by the European Court of Justice, the “right to be forgotten” has come into much sharper definition as “the right to be delisted.” International issues affecting e-learning include the information rights of employers and the public vs. privacy rights and harm to individuals, with Google tasked to determine which information can be accessed worldwide. Research may be severely restricted since third-party requests for delisting can cause access to valid, important published writings to disappear. Institutions vulnerable to severe criminal penalties for refusals to remove delisted links include print and online publishers, IT indexing companies, sponsoring organizations like universities and think tanks, searchable academic databases, plus individual authors/site designers. Most at issue are the twin questions of who controls access to personal information online, and whether restricting access in the EU will produce de facto information censorship,

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