Can state regulations free our expression? #Forum2000online

March 11, 2021

“In the near future, the main work for data protection authorities will be to control that the huge amounts of information that have been collected for the purpose to fight the pandemic are destroyed“

Professor Eduardo Bertoni teaches at both Buenos Aires University School of Law and New York University School of Law. As a guest of our #Forum2000online Chat, Professor Bertoni talked about his life-long dedication to the issues regarding one of our fundamental rights - freedom of expression. He was the founder and the first director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University School of Law. He also serves as the Representative of the Regional Office for South America of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. Specifically, his most recent efforts focus on the legal challenges related to the rise of social media and modern technologies. The fascinating chat revolves around the problems arising with online censorship by private companies, insufficient state regulations or data protection and data collection during the era of pandemics.

“The possibility to manage our rights, particularly our fundamental rights, and the possibility to restrict exceptionally our fundamental rights should be in the hands of state regulations of governments and not in the hands of private corporations.“

The interview was recorded on February 26, 2021 and moderated by Tony Curzon Price, Economist and Advisor from the United Kingdom.