Professor Bill Dutton of the Oxford Internet Institute presents some personal reflections on how Data Protection should be reconciled with freedom of expression as well commenting on some specific issues raised by Artemi Lombarte and David Erdos.
The contribution argues strongly that there are some serious issues regarding the Right to be Forgotten, Data Protection, Freedom of Expression and the Internet which should be addressed in the revision of the European Data Protection framework now underway. The talk was the keynote address of the OxPILS Conference 'The 'Right to be Forgotten' and Beyond' held on 12 June 2012. This Conference was the culmination of 'Mending the Tangled Web? Information Privacy 3.0', a series which was generously made possible with funding from a Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe. (The views expressed are those of the individual speakers only). For full details please see http://www.csls.ox.ac.uk/conferences/oxpilsconference2012/.