The debates over internet privacy and a fair and equal internet


Guests: Jeffrey Rosen and Cecilia Kang

An historic ruling from the European Union and a new proposal from the Federal Communications Commission last week could potentially alter the way we use the internet. On Tuesday, the EU announced its decision that people have the “right to be forgotten” and can ask Google to remove information about them from its search engine. Privacy advocates applauded the decision. On Thursday, the FCC released its proposal for new rules regarding net neutrality, the idea that all web content should be treated equal. It’s a battle between internet providers like Comcast and AT&T and content providers like Amazon and Facebook. Both announcements raise serious questions about our rights surrounding internet usage and have stirred contentious debates. We’ll talk about “the right to be forgotten” with JEFFREY ROSEN, CEO of the National Constitution Center. Then, CECILIA KANG, the Washington Post’s technology reporter explains the debate over net neutrality.

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