Title: The Ethics of Forgetting and Remembering in the Digital World through the Eye of the Media
Authors: MARTINHO GUIMARAES PIRES PEREIRA AngelaVESNIC ALUJEVIC LUCIAGHEZZI Alessia
Publisher: Palgrave McMillan
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC89405
ISBN: 9781137428448
URI: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137428455
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC89405
DOI: 10.1057/9781137428455
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This chapter starts by briefly introducing how the constitution of memory has been treated in the literature, especially in the current digital world. Through this review, we argue that the quest for memory is an ethical issue in itself. With the proposed ‘right to be forgotten and erasure’ online in Europe, a number of controversies were raised among the political and public spheres. We looked at the online media to investigate ethical issues raised. We discuss the ethics of the RtbF through five main dilemmas that emerged from both literature and the online media: the hybrid online-offline life reinforces hybrid roles for users (citizens, journalists, teachers, archivists, and so on); what constitutes private and collective memory is blurred; the values by which memory is preserved cannot be left to specific elites; the RtbF has awaken the forgetting and forgiving dilemma and; is settling clashes with other rights.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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