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The age of big data and digital monopolies has brought about a range of policy issues and questions how to best face the challenges emerging from digital technology, for example: How can we tackle tax avoidance strategies from Facebook and Google effectively? What are the problems caused by artificial intelligence and what are policy-makers doing to mitigate or solve these issues?

The event ‘From tax avoidance to AI: Policy challenges in the age of big data and digital monopolies’ will tackle these questions: As part of the new CAMRI Policy Brief series launch, researchers from the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster will provide insights into their recent research and its findings.

The event will feature two presentations:

Professor Christian Fuchs will present his research on tax avoidance by Facebook and Google and what can be done about it, based on his policy brief ‘The online advertising tax: A digital policy innovation’.

Dr. Mercedes Bunz will highlight the challenges brought about by artificial intelligence and review related policy strategies from the UK, US, Canada, China and EU, based on her policy brief ‘Artificial intelligence and the internet of things: UK Policy Opportunities and Challenges’.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the authors and a drinks reception.
Printed copies of the policy briefs will be available at the event.

Register for free to attend the launch event via Eventbrite.

About the CAMRI Policy Brief Series:

The CAMRI Policy Brief series provides rigorous and evidence-based policy advice and policy analysis on a variety of media and communication-related topics. In an age where the accelerated development of media and communications creates profound opportunities and challenges for society, politics and the economy, this series cuts through the noise and offers up-to-date knowledge and evidence grounded in original research in order to respond to these changes in all their complexity. By using Open Access and a concise, easy-to-read format, this peer-reviewed series aims to make new research from the University of Westminster available to the public, to policymakers, practitioners, journalists, activists and scholars both nationally and internationally.