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Natasha Tusikov

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520291218

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520291218.001.0001

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A Future for Digital Rights

A Future for Digital Rights

(p.220) 7 A Future for Digital Rights

Natasha Tusikov

University of California Press

The conclusion argues that Internet firms and the U.S. government have common interests in expanding the surveillance economy, which refers to the massive online accumulation of information. It also considers measures to address the considerable challenges raised by the state-endorsed non-binding enforcement agreements. It explores ways in which states and corporations can use technology to regulate in ways that are fair, proportionate, and accountable. The chapter offers several recommendations. First is the need to cultivate greater public awareness of corporate regulation on the Internet. One way to do so is through industry transparency reports, in which corporate actors participating in the regulation disclose their involvement in regulation, a practice that has become more common following Edward Snowden’s disclosure of Internet firms’ involvement in the U.S. government’s Internet surveillance programs. The book ends with a call to establish digital rights and looks for inspiration to Brazil’s 2014 law, Marco Civil da Internet, which codified a set of digital rights.

Keywords:   Transparency, Marco Civil da Internet, Industry transparency reports, Surveillance economy, Edward Snowden, Digital rights

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