Bruce Reed (right) and Barack Obama, technology adviser to the Biden campaign, in 2011 (Image: Reuters).
As the tech giants “brace for the transfer of power” from President Donald Trump to “self-proclaimed President” Joe Biden, there are signs that the Biden “cabinet” is preparing to contain. their influence.
Reuters reported on November 22 that the Biden campaign’s chief technical adviser, veteran Biden employee Bruce Reed, used to support Big Tech or corporate limiting policies. Big tech in the US includes Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.
According to Reuters, Reed helped in negotiations between lawmakers and the tech industry to draft the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which is designed to control the amount of data that tech companies are allowed to collect and sell. information about users without their knowledge.
The New York Times reported on November 10 that Reed was leading Biden’s technology advisory team. In a statement to Reuters, the Biden campaign identified Reed as the top tech policy adviser. It is not yet confirmed whether Reed will receive an official position in the Biden cabinet, but he is expected to play a “pivotal role”.
According to Business Insider, Reed was director of human resources for Biden from 2011 to 2013.
Bill Russo, one of Biden’s top press executives this month, also signaled that Big Tech – and in particular Facebook – could be on the radar of the “ Biden government ”.