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Sen. Amy Klobuchar at SXSW: It’s time to rewrite our relationship with big tech

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar at SXSW: It's time to rewrite our relationship with big tech

Image: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Image credit: SXSW. Article by Kara Carlson. Austin American-Statesman – March 19, 2021.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the time is now for increased regulation and a rewriting of America’s relationship with its biggest technology companies.

“Our current social contract with big tech needs to be renegotiated,” Klobuchar said during a South by Southwest session on Friday. “In the U.S., that means setting new expectations and putting new rules of the road in place on privacy and transparency, on political lands, on interoperability and on antitrust. That means updating our laws, and not just talking about it, but doing it.”

The Minnesota Democrat was joined in the SXSW panel by Margrethe Vestager, executive vice-president of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, Tristan Harris, president and co-founder of the Center For Humane Technology, and Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, tech ambassador for Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. […]

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