Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 5 December 2020

Should Google and Facebook users be paid for their data?

Big Tech critic Jennifer Zhu Scott joins this week to talk about a new way forward amid a lawsuit against Google and a growing digital divide

"Last year, between Apple, Tencent and Google, their combined revenue in one year was hundreds of billions of dollars. But who got paid?"

Jennifer Zhu Scott, executive chairman of The Commons Project and a leading voice on technology and artificial intelligence, joins co-hosts Mustafa Alrawi and Kelsey Warner this week to discuss her idea that Internet users be paid for the data they share with companies who are profiting from consumer insights.

As the US Justice Department's lawsuit against Google begins this week, Ms Scott argues that a new economic model could put to rest the discord over anticompetitive practices by some of the world's most valuable companies.

In this episode

  • Overview of US Dept of Justice case against Google (0m 38s)
  • Why users should get paid for their data (5m 08s)
  • What is The Commons Project? (9m 34s)
  • The need to fix a 'broken' Internet (11m 45s)
  • How a data commodity market might work (16m 08s)
  • Headlines (19m 34s)

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Updated: October 28, 2020 02:52 PM

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