Advisory Council on Right to be Forgotten in Brussels

Since September, the Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten has held public meetings in Madrid, Rome, Paris, Warsaw, London and Berlin. Council members have heard views on how to implement the European Court’s ruling from more than 45 national experts, as well as from members of the public. On Tuesday 4 November, the Council makes its final stop in Brussels.

A limited number of seats are available for members of the public at the Brussels meeting, and online registration is now open (members of the press, please register here).

As at each previous meeting, the Council will listen to statements from invited experts, ask questions of the experts and discuss matters of law, technology, and ethics. The public portion of the meeting will last around four hours, with a short intermission. The whole meeting will also be live-streamed on the Advisory Council’s website.

During the event, members of the audience can submit questions to the Council and invited experts. The Council also invites members of the public to share their thoughts on the Right to be Forgotten via the form at - all contributions will be read. Individuals or organizations with subject matter expertise can submit attachments such as research papers at on an ongoing basis.

After the Brussels meeting, Council members will meet privately to deliberate before putting together their report, which will be published in early 2015.

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels.