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Digital Colonialism (Report, 50 pages)

The global battle for control of the digital economy is typically portrayed as one fought by only two titans: US and China, but that does not mean that the EU has been standing still. As this briefing documents, the EU has been making strong efforts to catch up using trade negotiations and trade rules to assert its own interests. In the process, the EU is trying to climb up on the backs of the developing countries, undermining the chance for all to equitably share in the benefits of technological development.

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Inequality is growing between gig workers and employees

Only a small group will retain the privileges that workers fought to gain over the last 150 years. The origins of the gig economy — where short-term, freelance tasks are allocated by an online service — lie in Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform, launched in 2005, a few years before the term “gig working” was coined.

Pobreza de dados de saúde: uma barreira atacável para cuidados de saúde digitais equitativos

Tecnologias digitais de saúde baseadas em dados possuem o poder de transformar os cuidados aplicados à saúde. Se essas ferramentas pudessem ser substancialmente distribuídas em escala, elas poderiam ter o potencial de providenciar a todos, em todos os lugares, com um acesso igualitário ao atendimento mais  especializado, reduzindo a lacuna da saúde global. Por outro lado, há uma alta possibilidade que essas mudanças tecnológicas possam aumentar as desigualdades existentes no campo da saúde. 

[Advanced] Health data poverty: an assailable barrier to equitable digital health care

Data-driven digital health technologies have the power to transform health care. If these tools could be sustainably delivered at scale, they might have the potential to provide everyone, everywhere, with equitable access to expert-level care, narrowing the global health and wellbeing gap. Conversely, it is highly possible that these transformative technologies could exacerbate existing health-care inequalities instead.