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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Meg Leta Jones – Digital Ephemera and the Right to be Forgotten

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

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Food and discussion begin at 12:30 pm. Open to current Princeton faculty, staff, and students. Open to members of the public by invitation only. Please contact Laura Cummings-Abdo at if you are interested in attending a particular lunch.

When should someone be able to delete personal data? To hide information? To edit history or alter opinions? Pressed to respond to these questions and the threats of perfect, permanent digital memory, policy-makers and technology companies on both sides of the Atlantic are grappling with the viability and logistics of digital oblivion. This talk will address recent developments in Europe and the U.S., the ephemerality of digital content, international interoperability in order to lay the foundation for a larger conversation about the right to be forgotten with the CITP community.


Professor Meg Leta (Ambrose) Jones is an assistant professor in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture & Technology department where she researches and teaches in the area of technology law and policy. Her research interests cover a wide range of technology policy issues including comparative censorship and privacy law, engineering design and ethics, legal history of technology, robotics law and policy, and the governance of emerging technologies. Meg received her B.A. (sociology) and J.D. from the University of Illinois and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Engineering & Applied Science (Technology, Media & Society). Her current book project, Ctrl+Z: The Right to be Forgotten, analyzes social, legal, and technical issues surrounding digital oblivion (forthcoming, NYU Press).