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Fresh out of the press – Challenges related to law for the platform economy: a fresh look at some important dichotomies

Céline Wattecamps, Anne-Grace Kleczewski and I have just published an overview of the “Challenges related to law for the platform economy” and we propose to have a fresh look at some important legal dichotomies currently blurred by the platforms.   You can find the full text of the article here or on cairn.info (https://www.cairn.info/load_pdf.php?ID_ARTICLE=RPVE_563_0057)

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Collaborative law and business – Equal Day 31 May 2018

Equal is organizing a study day in Brussels on “Collaborative law and business”, which mixes panels on digital platforms, social economy, democratic participation and the future of work.   The full program is accessible at equalday.eu/en/. Inscription is compulsory.  

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Behavioural study on transparency in online platforms

The EU Commission has just published the results of the study on transparency in online platforms. The research has confirmed with empirical evidences that transparency is a precious value in today’s online transactions:    “70% said that the information about criteria for presenting search results was important in their decision and made them more confident and […]

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Article Consumer Protection Data Protection & Privacy IT&IP Law Law

House of Terms: Fixing the Information Paradigm with Legal Design

Author: Rossana Ducato Download: http://www.rosels.eu/wp-content/uploads/Ducato_poster-1.pdf Citation: Ducato, Rossana (2018), House of Terms: Fixing the Information Paradigm with Legal Design. Poster presentation at BILETA Conference 2018 “Digital Futures: places and people, technology and data”, University of Aberdeen, 10-11 April 2018. Abstract How many times have we checked that box without reading the Terms of the Service (ToS)? […]

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Event Labour Law

April 18, 2018 – Conference in Brussels on crowdwork

The Labour Law Research Group of the Université catholique de Louvain will organize a conference (in French) on the future of Labour Law for Platform workers on April 18, 2018. The full program is accessible here

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Article Data Protection & Privacy Labour Law Law

Customer Ratings as a Vector for Discrimination in Employment Relations?

Authors: Rossana Ducato, Miriam Kullmann, Marco Rocca Download: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3141156 Citation: Ducato R., Kullmann M., Rocca M. (2018), Customer Ratings as a Vector for Discrimination in Employment Relations? Pathways and Pitfalls for Legal Remedies (January 31, 2018). Proceedings of the Marco Biagi Conference 2018. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3141156 Abstract The use of customer ratings to evaluate worker […]

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ECJ, Case C-434/15, Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi: preliminary notes

Transport or information society service? That is the question   This post offers a preliminary analysis of the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the case C-434/15 (Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi), which has ruled on the legal qualification of the activity performed by Uber. by Rossana Ducato and Enguerrand Marique   The […]

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Article Good practices and collaborative economy

Short-term furnished rental: the importance of local French regulation.

In the area of short-term furnished rental, in particular passing by Air BNB, France has adopted a complete regulation. The rules focus on owners who offer short-term rental of dwellings they do not occupy, i.e. secondary residences. It is then necessary, before any announcement online, to make an administrative pre-rental declaration, and to address it […]

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France: First sanction of a short-term accommodation platform in application of the Digital Republic Law… and first extensions.

Judgment: Tribunal d’instance, 6ème arrondissement de Paris, 06 feb. 2018, n°RG11-17-000190. Context: The Digital Republic law (Law n°2016-1321, 6 October 2016) has created rules concerning platforms. Some of these rules are general, such as the obligation to provide loyal information to users (Consumption Code, art. L. 111-7), and others are more specific, such as the […]

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Education/training Law

Lecture series on “The law of digital platforms” – First podcast available

In December 2017, the Center for Business Law of the Université catholique de Louvain (CRIDES-UCL) announced its participation to a joint lecture series on “The law of digital platforms”, together with the  Center for Legal Philosophy of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. These lectures (excluding the Q&A following) are published as podcast on Youtube. You […]