Much discussion on Internet policy has been prompted since the European Union Court of Justice ruled in May of this year that it is an individual’s right to request Google remove sensitive information from search results. Since the ruling on the Right to be Forgotten, as it is often called, Google has established a web page dedicated to taking such requests and begun removing data from its search results as requested although that hasn’t been without further complaints from EU regulators.
For its part, Google has shared its criteria for information removal and announced an the establishment of an advisory panel of experts for fielding concerns throughout this fall over the policy and its implementation. Today the search giant has shared the dates and cities of when that advisory panel will host in-person public discussion on the right to be forgotten. Check below for the specifics:
- 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
Google notes that it will accept “position papers, research, and surveys in addition to other comments” in any official EU language ahead of the forums this fall, but warns that submissions should be made before August 11th to ensure consideration for presenting data publicly at a particular forum.