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Beyond soft regulation – Sanctions on digital platforms

Yseult Marique and I published a today a summary of our next paper accepted for publication in the Cambridge International Law Journal (December 2019 issue): “Beyond Soft-regulation – Sanctions on digital platforms“.

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L’applicabilité du droit européen de la concurrence à l’économie collaborative

Il est clair que l’Internet et les technologies numériques ont largement transformé notre manière de vivre, tant du point de vue social et relationnel que du point de vue du travail[1]. Depuis plusieurs années, on peut ainsi constater une progression notable du secteur de l’économie numérique sur l’économie classique. L’économie collaborative fait partie de cette […]

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New article: Limitations to TDM and Consumer Empowerment. Making the Case for a Right to Machine Legibility

Author: Rossana Ducato and Alain Strowel Download : https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3278901 Citation: R. Ducato, A. Strowel, Limitations to Text and Data Mining and Consumer Empowerment: Making the Case for a Right to “Machine Legibility”, CRIDES Working Paper Series 1/2018, 31 October 2018. Abstract The paper focuses on the current legal barriers to text and data mining (TDM) […]

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New Article: The Collaborative Economy Legal Conundrum. A Way Forward Through Harmonization

A new article titled “The Collaborative Economy Legal Conundrum: A Way Forward Through Harmonization” has been recently published by Marco Inglese in Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 4/2018. More information at this link: http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?area=Journals&id=LEIE2018022

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The Rise and Fall of Take Eat Easy

Download: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321533340_The_Rise_and_Fall_of_Take_Eat_Easy_or_Why_Markets_are_not_Easy_to_Take_in_the_Sharing_Economy Citation: P. Belleflamme and N. Neysen, The Rise and Fall of Take Eat Easy, or Why Markets are not Easy to Take in the Sharing Economy, in Digiworld Economic Journal (Communications & Strategies), no. 108 (4th Quarter, 2017), 59-76. Abstract: We examine the reasons behind the rise and fall of Take Eat Easy, […]

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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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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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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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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 […]