In this fourth Crash Course episode of the series on Big Tech, Techno-feudalism and Democracy, we take a closer look at how we could resist the enormous and all-encompassing influence Big Tech and platform economies have on our lives. How can we regain control over our individual and collective data as they are being increasingly commodified and traded? Nandini Chami, deputy director of IT4Change, answers these and other questions and links the rise of Big Tech to growing inequality and development in the Global South.
We will further ask Chami:
- How is Big Tech deepening the geographies of inequality?
- What are the governance deficits at the global level that are exacerbating data colonialism?
- What are the new policy pathways that we need, in order to reclaim our data from Big Tech enclosures?