Internet in the Time of Crisis

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Date and Time

August 16, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM EDT

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We find ourselves in very concerning and unprecedented times, with inequities around health, race, privacy and class all coming to the fore. The Internet now plays more of a role in our lives than ever, so how are these fundamental societal issues reflected through this omnipresent and critical technology?

The Internet Society’s DC Chapter and the Internet Law and Policy Foundry hosted the first in a series of roundtables on this question, as well as possible policy actions and responses. This roundtable focused on issues around social media, health tech, digital surveillance and overall psychology and well-being on the Internet, and also served as an opportunity to discuss many of the topics that were covered at Internet Governance Forum USA 2020 in July.



  • David Morar, PostDoctoral Data Policy Fellow at NYU Steinhardt
  • Muiria McCammon, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication
  • Suchi Pahi, Director of Privacy and Business Affairs at Rally Health, Inc.
  • Yasodara Cordova, World Bank Group