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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: The U.S. Should Adopt the Right to be Forgotten Online?

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Airs Sunday, April 12, at 6 p.m. In 2014, the European Union’s Court of Justice determined that individuals have a right to be forgotten, “the right—under certain conditions—to ask search engines to remove links with personal information about them.” Largely seen as a victory in Europe, in the U.S., the reaction has been overwhelmingly negative. Was this ruling a blow to free speech and public information, or a win for privacy and human dignity? The debaters are Paul Nemitz, Andrew McLaughlin, Eric Posner, and Jonathan Zittrain.