Americans Should Value Their Data As Much As Tech Companies Do

This article was originally published on November 9, 2017 in The Hill.

Recently, multiple Congressional committees have held hearings to explore the role of technology companies in distributing extremist content and Russian disinformation online. Politicians from both sides of the aisle have expressed concern over the influence of “Big Tech” on American lives and elections. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) commented that Facebook, Google, and Twitter “have transformed the way we do everything from shopping for groceries to growing our small businesses. But Russia’s actions are further exposing the dark underbelly of the ecosystem (these companies) have created.”

Read the rest of this op-ed here at The Hill.

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Kyle Burgess is the co-founder of two social enterprises and has worked in strategy, communications, and program management for a decade. Kyle received her Master’s degree in International Relations & Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from American University.


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