Freedom of speech is an ideal that historians tell us has its roots in the early 5th century; the concept is generally credited to the ancient Greeks. The right to privacy is an equally coveted principle that has had an interesting history as well. In fact, Louis Brandeis, a prominent lawyer and justice of the US Supreme Court, published an article in the 1890 Harvard Law Review extolling the right to privacy. Today, protecting freedom of speech and the right to privacy are center stage concerns, with the Internet being the leading area of focus. In this program, attorney and technologist Peter Vogel discusses free speech and Internet privacy. By watching this report, viewers will gain valuable insight and understanding into these critical issues of the day. Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to: recognize the critical nature of free speech and privacy in our digital world today, understand the “right to be forgotten,“ a recent landmark ruling by the EU courts, and discuss the differences between privacy laws and mindsets in countries around the globe.