Guest post by Naomi Gilens, J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School [I'm pleased to feature on the blog some of the best work undertaken by HLS students on Internet-related topics. --JZ] In 2002, the FBI used the newly-passed Patriot Act to demand that libraries secretly turn over records of patrons’ reading materials and Internet use. The […]
I’ve written up a piece on Medium on why libraries matter — you can find it here: Vital parts of the Web are censored, poisoned, and lost amidst truthiness. Libraries are our unusual defense. With thanks to Knight Foundation for its new Library Challenge.
The F-T just published a piece I wrote about the implementation of the right to be forgotten in Europe. Here is a draft from which the op-ed was drawn: Last week Google formally launched a blue-ribbon committee of advisors to help it implement the European Court of Justice’s new “right to be forgotten.” Its work is cut out […]
More than a decade ago, researchers at Boston College interviewed people from both sides of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, promising each contributor to the “Belfast Project” that his or her interview recording wouldn’t be released until the contributor died. In the meantime, the tapes would be deposited at the College’s rare books library under […]
I’ve written an op-ed for the New York Times about the European Court of Justice’s ruling finding a “right to be forgotten.” After that and my initial blog post in reaction to the court’s ruling, I wanted to share some further thoughts on this fascinating and potentially far-reaching development. First, a refresher on the facts: A […]