Global Activism: Digital Divide Data

January 26, 2006

Global ActivismDigital Divide Data
Jaeson Rosenfeld—Chief Operations Officer,

We usually don't think of outsourcing as global activism. Most businesses turn to cheap labor in developing countries simply to help their bottom line. But today we hear about a group that's found a way to make outsourcing serve the interests of workers in Southeast Asia. Digital Divide Data is a non-profit data processing company based in Cambodia. It provides career training, education, and health care to its employees. The company also recruits employees from disadvantaged groups such as people with disabilities, former sex workers, and youth. And its COO, Jaeson Rosenfeld, lives right here in Chicago.