Speaker: Katherine Townsend, World Wide Web Foundation
Almost everyone who goes online is aware that web and social media platforms particularly provide an unequal space for women in all their diversity. How well known is the problem, and how is personal data used to improve or rebuff the situation? This presentation will share topline findings from a global survey of 120 reports and 18 gender justice and digital rights organizations, and peel back the curtain on the incentives and barriers to making the web a safer space, and what can be done about it. or Everyday millions of tests are performed around the world to collect information about how the global internet works. The measurements are used to ensure that people can work from the road, kids can attend school from anywhere, and companies or governments disrupting internet access can be held accountable. This talk reviews how our individual data is used to tell the story of the internet, and how we can improve it to work toward a world where everyone is connected.