Presented by Omidyar Network

Data Rights are Worker Rights

Mar 14, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: Data Rights are Worker Rights, Mar 14, 2023

What happens when the decade of data & year of the worker overlap? Millions of laborers are helping tech expand its potential. Machines & companies are getting richer from “clickwork”, platform-mediated gig work & algorithmic management. But America’s outdated mental models about capitalism & obsession with data also give rise to worker surveillance, algorithmically-determined wages & automated knowledge capture. Workers are concerned with how data they help generate will be used against them through wage theft, discrimination, information asymmetry, privacy violations & union-busting. The panel will explore the lopsided relationship between data-collecting employers & laborers, hazards & safeguards, workers' role in reimaging our data culture & how the data economy can work for everyone.

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Veena Dubal

UC Hastings College of the Law

Mary Gray


Nayeema Raza

New York Magazine

Hays Witt

Driver's Seat Cooperative

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