More needs to be done in education, research, and advocacy to address impunity and exceptionalism in the tech ecosystem. This includes identifying points of weakness, drafting model laws, thinking about impact litigation, and much more.
Power asymmetries currently allow tech vendors to curtail rights, to profile entire communities, and to do so veiled in secrecy and immune from scrutiny.
Innovation and dynamism apply as much to the rules, frameworks, and responses to technology as to technology itself. Safety matters, and our experience of the digital world should – at least – enjoy the same rights and protections as the physical world.
Without safeguards and standards that guarantee the protection of human rights, justice, and equity in the use of new technologies, we are being short-changed.