Since at least 2012, tech firms have consistently topped the list of companies in terms of market capitalisation, indicating the enormous financial power that the business of data wields. At the same time, governments around the world – including in South Asia – have been harvesting their citizens’ personal data and perfecting methods of digital surveillance.
Himal Southasian's Shubhanga Pandey and Raisa Wickrematunge spoke to our executive director Anita Gurumurthy about the states’ and corporations’ perennial hunger for data, new forms of labour control, and possibilities of a Southern framework for data sovereignty.
You can listen to the full interview here
The full transcript of the interview is available on Bot Populi.