Data Co-ops

By: Katrina Ligett, Kobbi Nissim and Ayelet Gordon-Tapiero

The current status quo of how platforms obtain and use individual information leaves individuals vulnerable to a host of information misuses, and denies them fair compensation for the contributions they make to the information-based economy. It also entails risks for society, including chilling effects on speech, discrimination, political manipulation, and amplified harms to underrepresented communities. The two workshops we propose to hold will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines: computer science, law, economics, ethics, social science, and more, to discuss these risks and to seed collaborations towards developing interventions that address these risks.