The digital trade agenda Digital Capitalism course: Session 4

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In this masterclass, the panellist explained the importance of engaging the digital trade agenda in which Big Tech trying to solidify their control of data. What are the big trade battles that are emerging? How do proposed digital trade rules hinder meeting basic needs and protecting the environment? What could a development-based digital trade agenda look like?


Video by

  • Deborah James
  • Vahini Naidu
  • Kristina Irion


  • Deborah James, Director of International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and coordinator of the global Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network 
  • Vahini Naidu, Programme Coordinator of the Trade for Development Programme (TDP) of the South Centre and former international trade negotiator for South Africa 
  • Kristina Irion, Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam and researcher on the governance of transnational digital technologies and global data value chains.

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