Inclusive and transparent processes are critical

Firstly, as Natasha Tusikov and Blayne Haggart have argued, decisions about what kinds of information we have access to should not be made by a handful of American companies. Nor should our government’s role in those decisions take place in backroom negotiations. We need to use democratic processes, which provide some degree of transparency about the decisions being made, accountability as to their impacts, and opportunities for challenge and judicial review. These processes must include meaningful participation by diverse representatives of the people whose lives are impacted by digital media.