This timely prerecorded case study goes under the hood of The Boston Globe’s “Fresh Start” program, which allows story subjects to request their name be anonymized and articles be de-indexed from search engines.
Like the GDPR-enshrined “right to erasure” and related privacy initiatives, “Fresh Start” allows people to leave behind singular, life-defining events, while also building community trust and opening a dialogue about reporting conventions and historical harm.
This session is designed for:
- News organizations thinking considering implementing a “right to be forgotten”
- Journalists working in community-facing roles and on news trust issues
- Everyone interested in learning more about digital privacy rights and the persistence of internet memory