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Who Rules the Web?

Image of Cameron Kerry

Cameron Kerry

Image of Cameron Kerry

Cameron Kerry

There’s a growing global conflict between privacy rights and freedom of speech on the Internet. One example is a European court’s “Right to be Forgotten” ruling that ordered Google to erase links to “irrelevant” and outdated data on request.

This issue of sovereignty and the free flow of information in the digital age will be the topic of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Forum on the Law “Who Rules the World Wide Web?” featuring leading policymaker Cameron Kerry on Wednesday, May 27 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The hour-long lecture will take place in the Supreme Court courtroom at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, 65 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215-3431.

The event is free and has been approved for 1 hour of continuing legal education credit.

Kerry will address the present and emerging international conflicts over the matters of privacy, cybersecurity, and Internet governance. He’s also expected to discuss legal developments in the online, globally connected world, and how those may impact the concept of legal jurisdictions and boundaries — including state laws and courts — in the years ahead.

As the general counsel and acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Kerry was a global leader in this area. He continues to be involved in these issues as senior counsel at the international law firm of Sidley Austin, where he advises clients on how to comply with ever-changing global data privacy rules and cybersecurity threats. At the Brookings Institution, he is the Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation, and he is a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab.

The event is free, but seating is limited. Reservations may be made through forum@sc.ohio.gov or 614.387.9267 by Monday, May 25. Please include all the names of those who will attend.

The Forum on the Law was established in 2009 by the late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer as an ongoing lecture series. Events feature regional or national speakers who address contemporary or historic legal topics.

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