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Marietje Schaake calls bullsh*t on Silicon Valley’s self-regulation mantra

Episode Summary

It seems like there’s bipartisan compromise for once in Washington, and it’s over one commitment: it’s time to reel in Big Tech. But Marietje Schaake has been sounding that alarm for years. Once one of the youngest members of the European Parliament, Schaake now helps lead the academic discussion around how to regulate some of the biggest companies in the world, like Facebook and Apple, as a policy fellow at Stanford University. She tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath how she aims to reform Silicon Valley from within, and what it’s like when some of her students take jobs at tech giants.

Episode Notes

It seems like there’s bipartisan compromise for once in Washington, and it’s over one commitment: it’s time to reel in Big Tech. But Marietje Schaake has been sounding that alarm for years. Once one of the youngest members of the European Parliament, Schaake now helps lead the academic discussion around how to regulate some of the biggest companies in the world, like Facebook and Apple, as a policy fellow at Stanford University. She tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath how she aims to reform Silicon Valley from within, and what it’s like when some of her students take jobs at tech giants. 

Marietje Schaake is the international policy director at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center.

Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter. 

Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.” 

Irene Noguchi  edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.