Freedom Of Expression – Paper Looks At ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ In Latin American Context15/11/2017 by Intellectual Property Watch 2 CommentsShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service and depends on subscriptions. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You may also offer additional support with your subscription, or donate.It’s hard to escape the watchful eye of the internet – it will follow you through life. But if something put on the internet about you is wrong, misrepresents you or even endangers you, should you have a right to remove it from the internet? A new paper from the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC looks at the European Union ‘right to be forgotten online’ rule and considers its applicability in Latin America. The report, Freedom of Expression in the Americas and Europe’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’, is available here. The authors are Catalina Botero Marino, Michael J. Camilleri, and Carlos Cortés.In some cases, removing your name from the internet could be a privacy and human rights issue. But this is balanced with the right to freedom of expression and right to information.Paper author Catalina Botero is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue and an authority on the freedom of expression and human rights in the Americas. She played an instrumental role in the strengthening of inter-American norms and institutions while serving as Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the Organization of American States between 2008 and 2014. She is now the dean of the Faculty of Law at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.According to Inter-American Dialogue, “The authors conclude with four recommendations: (1) that governments in the Americas face these questions head-on; (2) that courts and authorities throughout the hemisphere work to apply the existing and hard-fought inter-American standards protecting the freedom of expression; (3) that a transatlantic dialogue be initiated to discuss the right to be forgotten online; and (4) that governments search for alternative legal and technological mechanisms to protect privacy so as to limit the tensions while taking into account the very real concerns that the right to be forgotten attempts to address.”Share this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Related"Freedom Of Expression – Paper Looks At ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ In Latin American Context" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.