George Brock is Professor of Journalism at City University London. He was a journalist with The Observer and The Times between 1981 and 2009. At The Times he was Foreign Editor, Managing Editor and Saturday Editor. He chaired the World Editor Forum for four years and sits on the board of the International Press Institute, chairing the IPI's British section. He is a trustee of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and on the editorial advisory committee of The Conversation UK. He is the author of Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age.
"An eloquent account offering valuable cultural and historical context to help us grapple with the problematic idea of the Right to be Forgotten being developed inside and outside the EU." - Judith Townend, Lecturer in Media and Information Law, University of Sussex, "Data regulation is creaking under the strain of information abundance, leaving both freedom of expression and privacy at risk. The politics and policy of the competing rights involved are a mess. Brock elegantly highlights the confusion while offering positive insights into possible solutions." - Charlie Beckett, Director, POLIS