Over 170 Civil Society Groups Worldwide Oppose Plans for a Big Tech Dominated Body for Global Digital Governance

Just Net Coalition, along with more than 170 civil society groups addressed an Open Letter to the UN Secretary General urging him to shelve plans for a High Level Multistakeholder Body which, if set up, can be expected to become the default apex global digital governance and policy body. This body is to be privately funded, with strong hints also at a 'pay to play' model. It is but obvious that Big Tech will come to dominate any such body.

With calls rising worldwide for closer regulation of Big Tech, it is paradoxical that we face the prospect of 'Big Tech governing Big Tech'.

The Open Letter, along with a list of signatories can be accessed here, in English, Spanish, French, Dutch and German.

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