Osgoode Hall Law School’s Journalist in Residence Program Presents:
“A Child’s Right to be Forgotten: In Search of a Solution”
Journalist in Residence
Monday, November 12, 2018
3:00 – 6:45 PM
Osgoode Hall Law School, Ignat Kaneff Building, York University
Kindly RSVP: https://webform.osgoode.yorku.ca/view.php?id=347234
The Internet has become a modern highway of socialization, a popular means to communicate with people all over the world. But for scores of children worldwide, it has also become a vehicle for victimization and re-victimization, making image-based abuse global at the click of a mouse.
What is it like for children to live with images and narratives of abuse sitting permanently on the anonymous world of the Internet? How does one even measure the overall emotional, psychological, and physical harm associated with the online dissemination of that material?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed on November 20, 1989, long before the Internet came into existence. In the digitized world of the 21st century, whose mandate, and whose responsibility, is it to protect the best interests of children? In a world where an image can travel across borders in seconds, in which jurisdiction might people seek the rights to privacy and to be forgotten? Should transnational tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter be left to self-regulate, or should they be policed?
Inspired by the stories of children whose lives have been forever transformed by their abuse and lack of access to justice, this symposium brings together top legal professionals to explore these questions and much more.
Adriana Bracamonte, Lawyer, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados
Glen Canning, father of Rehtaeh Parsons
Ann Cavoukian, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University
Mary Condon, Dean (Interim), Osgoode Hall Law School
Pina D’Agostino, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Trevor Farrow, Professor and Associate Dean (Academic), Osgoode Hall Law School
Joan Gilmour, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Shelley Kierstead, Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Stuart Knight, Solicitor (England & Wales)
Roxanne Mykitiuk, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Dan Priel, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Craig Scott, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Lorne Sossin, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Antonio Turco, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
David Vaver, Professor of IP Law, Osgoode Hall Law School