Webinar on Big Tech Opportunism in the Covid-19 Moment and Reclaiming Our Data Commons

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IT for Change, Just Net Coalition and the Transnational Institute (TNI)

Prior to the pandemic, popular opposition to the power of Big Tech was growing. Yet, in the Covid-19 moment, Big Tech has emerged stronger than ever. A new digital economy opportunism is deepening faultlines of inequality, while systems of surveillance are being normalised that will invariably be deployed along class and race lines.

This webinar, jointly organised by IT for Change, Just Net Coalition and the Transnational Institute (TNI), will explore who owns our data and why it matters, the relevance of data extraction for countries in the Global South, and the impact of Covid-19. IT for Change's Anita Gurumurthy is on the panel with Ben Tarnoff, Tech worker, writer, and founding editor of Logic, US; Caroline Nevejan, Chief Science Officer for City of Amsterdam; Nanjira Sambuli, Researcher and advocacy strategist, Kenya; and Vahini Naidu, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa.

The webinar recording can be accessed here.