We believe the primary lever to make swift systemic change on this front is the enactment of new public policy that regulates the business model of surveillance capitalism. Most of our work is therefore focused on the development and promotion of new regulatory policy in markets large enough to matter to the industry – led by governments with the political will to confront the problem, and implemented by strong regulators and courts to enforce new rules. This effort requires effective public campaigns that engage affected communities in the call for reform, as well as the research and analysis to make an effective case. New technologies are also needed to support investigation, activism, education, and ultimately create consumer demand for change.
Through our network we collaborate with affiliates and partners in areas where we believe we can spark immediate, lasting change with an objective to surge capacity into near-term opportunities, prove the potential for transformation, and attract sustainable funding from the broader philanthropic community.
Our core areas of work include:
Reset Australia works exclusively in Australia on matters of public policy advocacy, research, and civic engagement in an effort to counter digital threats to Australia's democracy.