Weekly Economics Podcast: Why should we care what big tech does with our data?

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by NEF's Duncan McCann, Carissa Veliz, associate professor at Oxford University, and lawyer Cori Crider

From the A‑level algorithm scandal, to parents taking on YouTube, to making Facebook and Google pay for news, people are fighting back against the way big tech companies and governments use our data.

So what are companies like Google and Facebook actually doing with our personal data? Is the pandemic being used to surrender our data to private companies? And what role can big tech workers and users play in fighting back?

In this episode Ayeisha is joined by Duncan McCann, senior researcher at NEF, Carissa Veliz, associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University and Cori Crider, lawyer, investigator and co-founder of Foxglove.

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