IGF 2021 WS #282
Rights to be forgotten in the perspective of feminism

Organizer 1: Mi Ru Lee, Korean Progressive Network JINBONET

Speaker 1: Lorena Jaume-Palasi, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Datta Bishakha, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 3: Anja Kovacs, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 4: vale hvale, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
Speaker 5: KS Park, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group


Mi Ru Lee, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

Online Moderator

Mi Ru Lee, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group


Mi Ru Lee, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group


Panel - Auditorium - 90 Min

Policy Question(s)

Digital policy and human rights frameworks: What is the relationship between digital policy and development and the established international frameworks for civil and political rights as set out in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and further interpretation of these in the online context provided by various resolutions of the Human Rights Council? How do policy makers and other stakeholders effectively connect these global instruments and interpretations to national contexts? What is the role of different local, national, regional and international stakeholders in achieving digital inclusion that meets the requirements of users in all communities?

Formulating Right to be forgotten by a feminist perspective as a new right in cyber space. Looking through RtbF with existing right and whether there is any conflict between them or not. Figuring legislative limitation from the pont of legal and ethical view and discussing alternative solutions for expected problems.



Targets: Right to be Forgotten is considered new way to protect women and minority group in cyberspace. Especially, related their sexual orientation, RtbF is important tool and right.


The Right to be Forgotten (hereinafter, RtbF) is a right that focuses on the fact that when
people around you know about the past that you don’t want to be remembered by, you will shrink
yourself and it becomes difficult to live a normal life. It is also a norm that restricts circulation of
information that reminds the undesired memory so that it can be free from such chilling effects.
Given such legislative purposes, RtbF is applied even to information which does not belong to
ordinary sense of privacy and is not false, and thus there is a possibility of conflict with freedom
of expression. On the other hand, the desire for RthF is increasing due to the nature of internet
space, where vast amounts of information about oneself are accumulated but not easy to delete.
Much sensitive private information can be controlled through the existing privacy/secrecy
regulation without having to involve RtbF, as in case of unauthorized videos containing sexual
conduct or sexual assault. However, from the perspective of minority groups, information about
oneself can be used as tools for discrimination or violence, even if it is not information that has
been kept secret or is false. For example, in general, if the scenes of a female actor’s sexual
activity appearing in adult films overflow on the internet, the actor will be mentally intimidated. In
order to solve such problems, I would like to discuss RtbF from a feminist perspective taking
women as a representative minority group.

Expected Outcomes

1. Discussing Right to be Forgotten
2. Ensuring new right in cyber space in digital era
3. Figuring conflict points of new right

We will discussing through online. Thanks for that, we can meet from all over the world. Especially, it is not familiar subject for Korean. So, it should be the one, which can encourage participation in Korean people.

Online Participation

Usage of IGF Official Tool.