July 22, 2019

Jenner & Block Partner Kelly Hagedorn is quoted in an article that examines the rapidly evolving legal concept in the European Union called the “right to be forgotten.”  The right allows people to ask that internet search results for their names that include personal information be removed.  The article surveys leading practitioners such as Ms. Hagedorn about their insight on whether this right will eventually wend its way into US federal law.  “The constitutional right to free speech has a heavy weighting in the US, while in Europe we tend to have a stronger belief in the fundamental right to data privacy," she observes.  “There have been moves toward instituting new rules on data privacy in some states, such as California, but I think it will be a long while before the US as a whole moves toward protecting individual data-privacy rights to the same extent as we see in Europe.”  Titled “As Right to be Forgotten Evolves in EU, Will It Find Its Way into US Law?” the article was published by the Society for Human Resource Management.