2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The End of Online Free Expression?

Sunday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 1-2
110 E 2nd St

With the Right to be Forgotten taking a foothold in Europe, broad categories of speech declared illegal in Russia, and new proposals to regulate Internet speech, have we conceded that online free expression is no longer a given? We'll discuss the policy landscape around the world that is encroaching on boundaries of free expression, forcing intermediaries to move toward a lowest common denominator approach to speech to prevent being blocked entirely. We'll also discuss what this means for individuals given that users in different countries may face vastly varying restrictions. Finally, we'll touch on the efforts to hold governments accountable and if they've played a role in policy debates.

Hashtags: #sxsw #onlinefx


Dorothy Chou at SXSW

Dorothy Chou

Adjunct Fellow

New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute

Dorothy is an Adjunct Fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. She has held various roles in technology policy, including at Uber (current), Dropbox and Google. While at Go...

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Gautam Hans at SXSW

Gautam Hans

Dir CDT-SF & Policy Counsel

Center for Democracy & Technology

Gautam Hans is Policy Counsel and Director of CDT-SF at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), promoting CDT’s presence on the West Coast as a leader in technology policy and advocacy. His wo...

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