Data Leverage: A Framework for Empowering the Public in its Relationship with Technology Companies

@article{Vincent2021DataLA,
  title={Data Leverage: A Framework for Empowering the Public in its Relationship with Technology Companies},
  author={Nicholas Vincent and Hanlin Li and Nicole Tilly and Stevie Chancellor and Brent J. Hecht},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency},
  year={2021}
}
  • Nicholas Vincent, Hanlin Li, Brent J. Hecht
  • Published 18 December 2020
  • Computer Science, Political Science
  • Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
Many powerful computing technologies rely on implicit and explicit data contributions from the public. This dependency suggests a potential source of leverage for the public in its relationship with technology companies: by reducing, stopping, redirecting, or otherwise manipulating data contributions, the public can reduce the effectiveness of many lucrative technologies. In this paper, we synthesize emerging research that seeks to better understand and help people action this data leverage… 

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