ILO – Job quality in the platform economy

The “platform economy” emerged in the early 2000s alongside the growth of the Internet, providing opportunities for the production and delivery of a range of services delivered through online marketplaces (platforms). Digital labour platforms take a variety of forms, although it is useful to distinguish between crowdwork and work on demand via apps (De Stefano, … Continue reading ILO – Job quality in the platform economy

ECHR – Bărbulescu v. Romania – Monitoring of an employee’s electronic communications amounted to a breach of his right to private life and correspondence

The case of Bărbulescu v. Romania (application no. 61496/08) concerned the decision of a private company to dismiss an employee after monitoring his electronic communications and accessing their contents, and the alleged failure of the domestic courts to protect his right to respect for his private life and correspondence. In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in … Continue reading ECHR – Bărbulescu v. Romania – Monitoring of an employee’s electronic communications amounted to a breach of his right to private life and correspondence

European Parliament Infographic: the increasing popularity of the collaborative economy

  The collaborative economy comes with challenges and opportunities, which are dealt with in a resolution adopted by MEPs on 15 June. Online platforms such as Airbnb and Deliveroo that match providers of goods and services with consumers have become household names in just a few years. The total transactions' value for the four main … Continue reading European Parliament Infographic: the increasing popularity of the collaborative economy

Article 29 – Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work

Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work Adopted on 8 June 2017 This Opinion complements the previous Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) publications Opinion 8/2001 on the processing of personal data in the employment context (WP48)1, and the 2002 Working Document on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace (WP55)2. Since the publication of … Continue reading Article 29 – Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work