What can be done?
We have to support initiatives to make internet access and literacy programs universal. I also think that we need to shift the discourse and the power towards a multi-stakeholder approach to data governance. Seeing how vulnerable populations become increasingly unable to exercise their choices, this has become a matter of urgency.
With high numbers of people lacking proper access to the internet in low income countries and communities, COVID-19 demonstrated how much the internet should, but is not, a universal right for all.