Data Rights are Worker Rights
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 But America’s outdated mental models about capitalism & obsession with data also give rise to worker surveillance, algorithmically-determined wages & automated knowledge capture.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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