Taming the tech giants

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Tech giants wield significant power in our daily lives. The scale at which they operate and their innovative use of technology can lead, however, to challenges in keeping their power in check on a number of fronts. This podcast assesses the ways in which governments, regulators, lawyers and the courts – as well as the tech companies themselves through self-regulation – are currently attempting to do this.


  • Rosa Curling, Director, Foxglove, a non-profit organisation whose stated aim is to ‘stand up to tech giants and governments and for a future where technology is used to benefit everyone’
  • Ben Lasserson, competition law partner, Innovation Department, Mishcon de Reya
  • Michael Newman, employment law specialist and partner, Leigh Day
  • Paolo Carozza, member, Meta Oversight Board – an independent body instigated by the company to review content decisions – and international human rights lawyer

Google, ByteDance and Amazon were invited by the IBA to comment on the issues, but did not respond. Meta indicated, in relation to content moderators, that it requires its partners ‘to provide industry-leading pay, benefits, and support’.

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