Conference Paper: “Online News and Privacy: Are Online News Archives Affected by a ‘Right to be Forgotten’?”
Here’s the full-text of a paper that will be presented on Monday, August 18, 2016 at IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (IFLA 2016) taking place in Cleveland, Ohio.
Online News and Privacy: Are Online News Archives Affected by a “Right to be Forgotten”?
Berlin State Library, Berlin, Germany
Is there a right to be deleted out of the online records ? Today’ s news are yesterday´s news tomorrow and therefore “old”. But news which are not news anymore might, in legal aspects, be treated differently than real new news. Not only after the release of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) judgement on Google Spain, the “right to be forgotten” or the right to be “de-listed” is an issue for online archives.
The judgement expands the existing privacy responsibilities for personal information on search engines. In the mentioned ruling, the court found, that “the operator of a search engine is obliged to remove from the list of results displayed following a search made on the basis of a person’s name links to web pages, published by third parties and containing information relating to that
person, …even, as the case may be, when its publication in itself on those pages is lawful.” Anyway, this applies not in every case, but, respective to the ruling, only after pondering the right to access to information and the right to privacy. But this does not make it easier. (How) can this right to be de-listed affect online-news-archives managed by libraries ? In different
countries of the EU, judgements on online newspaper archives, already years before the CJEU decision, had shaped principles for balancing privacy of individuals and free speech/freedom of the press in online archives. This talk will discuss if or how the Google judgement on the right to be forgotten” or national court decisions can affect the making available of online news by libraries, especially when they are old “news”.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.