Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Jerome C. Roth spoke on a panel in New York City on May 29, 2014, before the leadership of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), the world’s oldest international legal organization.
Mr. Roth addressed the United States perspective on the recent decision by the European Court of Justice in an action brought by a Spanish citizen against Google. The ECJ held that Google would be required to remove from the Google site links to stories that are allegedly no longer “relevant” at the request of individuals based on their right to privacy. The decision – which found a “right to be forgotten” -- has garnered a huge amount of attention and has been received very differently on both sides of the Atlantic.
Mr. Roth is a litigator specializing in business and international litigation and white collar criminal defense, and holds a French law degree in EU and international business law. He is the president of the U.S. National Committee and chair of the Criminal Law Commission of the UIA.