The Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten – Il Comitato consultivo per il diritto all’oblio di Google


The council will be meeting in Rome on Wednesday, September 10, at Auditorium Parco della Musica. The public portion will run from 14:00 to 17:30 with one break.

The Advisory Council

  • Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google
  • David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer, Google
  • Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
  • Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
  • Jose Luis Piñar, former Spanish DPA and professor at Universidad CEU San Pablo
  • Lidia Kolucka-Zuk, former Director of the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford
  • Peggy Valcke, Professor of Law at the University of Leuven
  • Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, former Federal Minister of Justice in Germany
  • Sylvie Kauffman, editor at Le Monde

Will discuss with Italian experts:

  • Elio Catania, President, Confindustria Digitale
  • Professor Alessandro Mantelero, Politecnico Torino
  • Professor Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University
  • Gianni Riotta, writer and columnist
  • Massimo Russo, Editor in chief of Wired Italia
  • Guido Scorza, lawyer
  • Lorella Zanardo, writer and activist
  • Professor Zeno Zencovich, Roma Tre University

A limited number of seats is available to attend a public meeting of the Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten. The Council will hear testimony from and ask questions of invited speakers. This meeting, one in a series across Europe, will be an important part of the process which will lead to the Council’s recommendations.

Registration will remain open until all available seats are taken. There is no charge to reserve a seat or attend the meeting.

For more details on the format and logistics of the event, please see the FAQ

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