Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events

    August 27, 2014
    Chris Crum

Google has opened up registration for its first public consultations regarding the “right to be forgotten” law in Europe. The company previously announced its scheduled dates, which are as follows:

September 9 in Madrid, Spain
September 10 in Rome, Italy
September 25 in Paris, France
September 30 in Warsaw, Poland
October 14 in Berlin, Germany
October 16 in London, UK
November 4 in Brussels, Belgium

Those interested in providing presentations or discussion about the effects of the law to help Google improve how it handles requests, and to otherwise help shape the public conversation, can sign up here for the Madrid meeting and here for the Rome meeting.

“At each meeting, the Council will listen to statements from invited experts, ask questions of the experts and discuss matters of law, technology, and ethics,” said Google Secretariat to the Advisory Council Betsy Matsiello. “The public portion of each Advisory Council meeting will last around two and a half hours, with an intermission and the whole meeting will also be live-streamed on the Advisory Council’s website.”

“During the event, members of the audience can submit questions to the Council and invited experts,” she added. “The Council invites members of the public to share their thoughts on the Right to be Forgotten via the form at – all contributions will be read and discussed.”

Registration for each event will start roughly two weeks before it’s scheduled. Google says it will keep updating its European Policy blog with additional details.

More on the “right to be forgotten” saga here.

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Chris Crum
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