Recent advances in artificial intelligence have only served to accentuate the need for consumers to have control over how and
when data about them is processed and used, and in what circumstances. At the Global Initiative for Digital Empowerment (GIDE), we believe that there is a fundamental imbalance of power in digital markets, that this is creating a range of both societal and economic problems, and that the best way to resolve these is to make consumers active economic participants. In this respect, our proposal builds on many of the ideas within the EU’s new Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act, and in the General Data Protection Regulation.
PAUL TWOMEY of the Global Initiative for Digital Empowerment argues that consumers need to be a central part of the ‘market for data’
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