02/15/2012, Slate on Technologically Enhanced Memory - and "Delete"  

Click to open SlateSlate recently published a piece on technologically enhanced memory and its consequences. The author, Evan Selinger, a professor of philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology, quotes Professor Mayer-Schönberger on Facebook's Timeline feature.

01/28/2012, Mayer-Schönberger on new European Privacy Regulation  

Click to open EconomistThe Economist reported on plans of the European Union to enact a new information privacy regulation. The regulation would replace the venerable Data Protection Directive from 1995, and follow Professor Mayer-Schönberger's work on the importance of forgetting in the digital age by enacting a "right to be forgotten" in Europe, quoting Professor Mayer-Schönberger's book "Delete".

01/27/2012, Relearning to Forget  

Click to open The EconomistIn an article discussing the European Commission's moves to overhaul Europe's data protection laws, Leo Mirani quoted Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and his work on digital forgetting on The Economist Blog. The full piece can be read here.

01/20/2012, The Importance of Forgetting  

Click to open The GuardianIn an article on the importance of forgetting for the health of the human psyche, Oliver Burkeman discusses Professor Mayer-Schönberger's book 'Delete' in the Guardian.

01/01/2012, On Enjoying the Moment  

Click to open BITS The New York Times "Bits" Blog is pondering the importance of enjoying the moment rather than missing it by preserving it, quoting Professor Mayer-Schönberger's view on the importance of forgetting.

11/21/2011, Mayer-Schönberger on Anonymity  

Click to open FTProfessor Mayer-Schönberger talks to the Financial Times about anonymity and the enforcement of 'real names' policies: "It's built on the false analogy that in the real world you only have one identity."

11/15/2011, Mayer-Schönberger Interview in Irish Times  

Click to open Irish_TimesThe Irish Times this past week published an extensive interview with Professor Mayer-Schönberger, in which he talks about his idea of the need to forget in the digital age - and how his thoughts have evolved since the first edition of his awards-winning book "Delete" has come out two years ago. "Delete" is now available in an updated paperback edition with a new afterword. To take a look at it, see here .

11/13/2011, Professor Mayer-Schönberger to speak at ICRI Anniversary Conference  

Click to open ICRI Professor Mayer-Schönberger joined other information technology and law academics from Europe and the world to celebrate twenty years and many achievements of ICRI, the interdisciplinary center for law and ICT at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Professor Mayer-Schönberger spoke about the challenges of digital memory and human forgetting.

11/04/2011, Mayer-Schönberger in the California Law Review  

Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s paper ‘Beyond Privacy, Beyond Rights - Towards a "Systems" Theory of Information Governance’ was recently published in the prestigious “California Law Review”. In this article, Mayer-Schönberger offers a critique of strategies of information governance that are based on the rights of the individual. A full copy of the article is available for download here, in pdf format.

10/30/2011, “Delete” now available in Korean  

[Photo of book cover] Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s awards winning book “Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age” [link to Amazon] is now available in a Korean language edition [link to book site], published by [link to publisher].

10/27/2011, Presenting on Open Data Developers at the Belrin Symposium  

Click to open IIG-Logo Together with OII graduate Zarino Zappia, Professor Mayer-Schönberger spoke at the inaugural Berlin Symposium on the links between open data developers. Entitled “Power & Participation: The Network of Open Data Developers”, the paper looks at open government data as a case of information flow adjustments to improve governing, examines the network ties among open data developers as well as their data sources.

10/20/2011, “Delete” at the “Göttinger Literaturherbst”  

Click to open Goettingen Göttingen is known in Germany for its well–reputed University. It is also known for the Göttinger Literaturherbst , an annual celebration of award-winning fiction and non-fiction literature. Today, Professor Mayer-Schönberger talked about his recent book “Delete – Die Tugend des Vergessens” (the German translation was published in 2010 by Berlin University Press), and responded to questions by political science professor Andreas Busch and professor of German literature and director of the Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities Gerhard Lauer . German public radio NDR Kultur recorded the event and will broadcast it in early 2012.

10/11/2011, Mayer-Schönberger discusses Internet future with Tim Berners-Lee  

[photo] At this year’s future.talk, the premier annual event of central European telecom provider A1, and before an audience of seven hundred invited guests, Professor Mayer-Schönberger discussed the future of the Internet with web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Also participating journalist Antonia Rados and open data activist Anke Domscheidt-Berger.

10/06/2011, Mayer-Schönberger speaking at Austrian Parliament  

[Quadriga logo] On invitation by the president of the Austrian Parliament, Professor Mayer-Schönberger discussed the end of privacy in the digital age with, among others, Professor Miriam Mekel. The discussion was recorded by Austrian Broadcasting Corporations FM4 radio and will be broadcast in full in late 2011.

09/22/2011, Celebrating Ten Years of the Oxford Internet Institute  

Click to open OII10Today, the Oxford Internet Institute celebrates its tenth anniversary with a gala dinner and awards ceremony at Balliol College. Internet pioneers Vint Cerf, David Clark, Internet entrepreneurs Joi Ito and Niklas Zennström, and Internet academics Wendy Hall, Manuel Castells and Bill Dutton are inducted in the Internet & Society Hall of Fame.

09/21/2011, Mayer-Schönberger co-chairs first Oxford Digital Data Dialogue (OD3)  

[photo] Together with Indiana University professor Fred Cate [link], Professor Mayer-Schönberger co-chaired the inaugural Oxford Digital Data Dialogue (OD3) [link], a small off-record workshop of leading experts of the information economy. This years topics is “Big Data”, and confirmed participants include Julia Angwin (Wall Street Journal), Kenneth Cukier (The Economist), Peter Cullen (Microsoft),David Vladeck (U.S. Federal Trade Commission), Kent Walker (Google) and Andrew Wyckoff (OECD). The workshop was featured in the Economist Blog [link].

09/13/2011, Knut Selmer Memorial Lecture  

Professor Mayer-Schönberger gave this year’s Kunt Selmer Memorial Lecture at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law.

08/08/2011, Speaking at LSE Summer School  

Click to open LSE Professor Mayer-Schönberger spoke at LSE Summer School as part of LSE’s distinguished speakers’ series on the importance of forgetting in the digital age. The podcast is available here.

07/30/2011, Geographies of the World’s Knowledge  

At the 2011 Convoco Forum [link] Professor Mayer-Schönberger talked about “Geographies of the World’s Knowledge”, a research project visualizing certain aspects of the world’s knowledge created by the Oxford Internet Institute with the Convoco Foundation and Dr. Corinne Flick. The “Geographies” are available here for download [link], and more visualizations can be found of OII’s data visualization page [link], curated by Dr. Mark Graham [link].

06/08/2011, A Quarter Century of Ikarus Software  

[Ikarus Logo] Twenty-five years ago Professor Mayer-Schönberger started his first software company, Ikarus Software. Two years into its existence, it began to develop Virus Utilities, an award winning anti-virus software. A quarter century later, Ikarus Software is still around and thriving – and so are the Virus Utilities. Professor Mayer-Schönberger spoke at Ikarus’ big birthday bash in Vienna.

05/30/2011, Sternstunden Philoshophie – Vergessen im Digital Zeitalter  

[screen capture] Swiss national television SRG broadcast an hour-long conversation (in German) with Professor Mayer-Schönberger on the virtues of forgetting and the perils of remembering in the digital age, as part of its Sternstunden Philiosophie series. The VOD can be found here [link].