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A Q&A with speakers of Town Hall 3 – Data Co-ops as a Path Toward Data Sovereignty at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019.

About This Town Hall: Beyond the analysis of how surveillance capitalism is extracting data and controlling our lives, this session is pointing to a way forward for the democratization of digital infrastructure. Without ownership of the platform or protocol, how do we move from Big Tech’s data extraction to data sovereignty? From “smart cities” to the healthcare sector, music streaming and beyond, data cooperatives are becoming more relevant to founders who work to democratize the Internet through cooperatively owned digital infrastructure – from social media to cloud services and beyond.

Speakers: Morshed Mannan, Ron Kim, Jun Kawasaki, Yeshimabeit Milner, Matt Cropp, Vanni Rinaldi, Rafael Zanatta, Maggie Hughes, Rob Stone, and Koray Caliskan

Added April 20, 2020