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House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

The British House of Lords has slammed the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling by the court of justice of the European Union, deeming it "unworkable" and "wrong in principle".

When Google tripped: Forgetting the right to be forgotten

When Google tripped: Forgetting the right to be forgotten

Who limits access to information in the context of a search, and what it produces, continues to loom large. The right to know jousts with the entitlement to be invisible, writes Binoy Kampmark

Index urges court to rethink ruling on “right to be forgotten”

Index reiterates its concern at the ruling on the so-called “right to be forgotten” and its implications for free speech and access to information. Index urges the court to put a stay on its ruling while it pursues a regulatory framework that will provide legal oversight, an appeals process and

Leaked document reveals how EU cut commitment to greater official openness

Leaked document reveals how EU cut commitment to greater official openness

You can find support for the public’s right to access official information in the strangest places. Like a private EU policy paper draft. As leaked to and published by the whistle-blowers’ website Wikileaks. Rohan Jayasekara writes

EU expression guidelines fail to recognise the right to information

On 12 May 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression: Online and Offline (Guidelines). The initiative to adopt the Guidelines, which provide “political and operational guidance” to EU staff regarding this important area of EU foreign policy and assistance, is

EU adopts new guidelines on freedom of expression

EU adopts new guidelines on freedom of expression

New guidelines were released this week by the European Union Foreign Affairs Council specifically focusing on freedom of expression online and offline. Alice Kirkland reports

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has bowed to EU pressure to implement political reforms -- including changing the country's restrictions on the media, Buya Jammeh reports

Media freedom: In good health or under threat – how do the US and EU compare?

Index hosts a Google Hangout with New York-based Guardian Digital journalist James Ball, and LA Times London correspondent, Henry Chu

The EU and free expression: Human rights dialogues

The EU and free expression: Human rights dialogues

To promote freedom of expression and other human rights, the EU has 30 ongoing human rights dialogues with supranational bodies, but also large economic powers such as China.

The EU and freedom of expression in the world

The EU and freedom of expression in the world

Collectively, the European Union of 28 member states has an important role to play in the promotion of freedom of expression in the world.

EU lacks a coherent strategy on free expression in digital sphere

EU lacks a coherent strategy on free expression in digital sphere

The EU has made a number of positive contributions to digital freedom, but it must do more.

EU and free expression: Threats against the media and journalists

EU and free expression: Threats against the media and journalists

The main threats to media freedom and the work of journalists are from political pressure or pressure exerted by the police, to non-legal means, such as violence and impunity.

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