The US has the opportunity to show positive leadership on technology and human rights, our Director of Policy Emily Sharpe writes as she reflects on key priorities for the incoming Biden-Harris administration.
When President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in this January, their administration will have an opportunity to demonstrate fresh US leadership on the global stage. From the Covid-19 response to climate policy, to efforts to advance the rights of women and girls, the administration’s actions will have an impact far beyond US borders.
Technology is no exception. As home to global tech companies and as a global investor, what the US does matters for the whole world. The Biden-Harris administration has the chance to establish the country’s status as a constructive norm-setter on tech policy and human rights. At the Web Foundation, we’re working to make sure everyone, everywhere can connect to a web that is safe and empowering, and so we urge this new administration to recognise the far-reaching impact their decisions will have on who can access technology and use it to improve their lives.
With digital challenges on a number of fronts, the world needs the President-elect, the Vice President-elect, and their administration to show positive leadership on technology and to invest in an agenda that contributes to an equal and inclusive digital future across the globe.
Here are three things the new administration can do to show such leadership. …….
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