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The New Corporate Power Concentrations

November 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this episode we will talk with journalist Rana Foroohar and author and producer Jonathan Taplin about the new corporate power structures we are facing today. Big Tech is now able to privatize the digital public space and is able to own all data generated in doing so. Additionally, we see that Big Tech is offering financial services where they have the potential to gain a huge market share. How can Europe make sure that, despite we don’t have our own Big Tech, keep control of technologies which shape our lives? Is the political ambition of the European commission to make an uniform digital identity for European citizens the way forward or does this lead to more surveillance?

About Our Speakers

Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar spent 6 years at TIME, as an assistant managing editor and economic columnist. She previously spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center.  She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the advisory board of the Open Markets Institute. Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Jonathan Taplin is the Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as a film producer for Martin Scorsese. An expert in digital media entertainment, Taplin is a member of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the California Broadband Taskforce and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Council on Technology and Innovation.

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November 9, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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