Change model: letter of opposition co-signed with ACLU of California
The big platforms may have an even bigger role in retail and e-commerce, after COVID-19
Change model: Seeing an opportunity, or sensing good timing for a move they have been developing for a while, a big player enters new part of the market.
Australia is early out of the gate with a plan to require Facebook and Google to help pay for news content they link to, as a way of sharing advertising revenue..
The explorations and negotiations leading to this proposed policy shift were underway prior to COVID-19, but the pandemic (and its acceleration of the crisis in news) has added urgency.
Change model: direct regulatory action
Intended goal: support legacy news operations and local and national journalism
Is this a trend other firms in tech will follow? Will there be similar moves in other sectors? We saw the term “remote-first” used in an article this week. Like “mobile first”, there is likely to be some momentum in this direction for a while.
Change model: advocacy and policy briefs
Focus: discouraging approaches to immunity certification that will erode privacy, stratify society, and invite discrimination
The Project will track and compare various contact tracing apps using five categories:
- Is it voluntary?
- Are there limitations on how the data gets used?
- Will data be destroyed after a period of time?
- Is data collection minimized?
- Is the effort transparent?
MIT Technology Review, 7 May 2020
Change model: better and more comparative information to inform decision-making.