Internet and Tech in the Trump Era: Prospects for Democratic & Labor Rights
|Internet and Tech in the Trump Era: Prospects for Democratic & Labor Rights In The US And The Global Economy
On February 6, 2017 LaborNet sponsored a forum at Stanford University on The Internet and Tech in the Trump Era: Prospects for Democratic And Labor Rights In The US And Globally.
This past December in Guadalajara, the annual meeting of the Internet Global Forum IGF was held. The issues of Internet rights and privacy, and the effects of information technology and the internet were debated and discussed. The election of President Trump has escalated fears of attacks on democratic communication rights while the privatization of the internet grows. This forum, featuring attendees at the recent IGF meeting, will look at the issue of protection of communication rights and privacy. It will look at how the information technology is affecting workers, as well as private sector control of the Internet through projects such as the Facebook led-partnership Internet.org.
• Jeremy Malcolm, Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF) Senior Global Policy Analyst, "On intellectual property, network neutrality, Internet governance, and trade"
• Steve Zeltzer, LaborNet and KPFA WorkWeek Radio, "The gig economy, privatization and the global marginalization of labor"
• Mehmet Bayran, LaborNet, "Labor process, programming, IT and software producing Agile processes and DevOps methodologies"
• Kemly Camacho, Professor University Of Costa Rica Computer Science, Sula Batsu Cooperative
• Todd Davies, Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford, Moderator
• Edward Escobar, he Alliance For Independent Workers
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