Data Protection fines Glovo with 550,000 euros for violating the privacy of delivery drivers

The regulator sanctions the company for carrying out excessive surveillance of the riders and allowing any worker with access to the system to consult their data and messages. The Spanish …

Dutch watchdog fines Uber 10 mln euros over privacy regulations infringement

The Dutch data protection authority (DPA) on Wednesday fined Uber 10 million euros ($11 million) for infringement of privacy regulations regarding its drivers’ personal data. The DPA found that Uber had …

Kenya: Meta loses bid to get out of rights violations case

In February, last year Mr Motaung sought the court’s permission to serve Meta at its physical offices and through email. After being served with the court papers, Meta’s parent firms …

Worker Power and Voice in the AI Response

In “Worker Power and Voice in the AI Response,” we outline a series of action-oriented recommendations to respond to the use of artificial intelligence in the workplace, such as banning the use …

TRADE UNIONS, STRATEGIC LITIGATION AND DIGITAL LABOUR PLATFORMS: A CASE-STUDY OF THE CGIL

Platform workers often face a justice gap in enforcing their rights and this is mainly due to the extensive use of algorithmic management practices that are central to their business …

Automated Processing of Data on Work Performance and Employee Evaluation: A Case Study of Practices at Amazon Warehouses in Poland

“The subject of this article is the algorithmic employee evaluation system at Amazon’s warehouses in Poland. A weekly performance review, the evaluation is a measure of productivity and quality, gathered …

A Leaked Memo Shows TikTok Knows It Has a Labor Problem

LAST MONTH, A court in Kenya issued a landmark ruling against Meta, owner of Facebook and Instagram. The US tech giant was, the court ruled, the “true employer” of the hundreds of people …

No Robot Bosses Act (Proposed)

The No Robot Bosses Act would prohibit employers from relying exclusively on automated decision-making systems in making employment decisions such as hiring or firing workers. The bill would require testing and …

AI Is a Lot of Work

“As the technology becomes ubiquitous, a vast tasker underclass is emerging — and not going anywhere. A few months after graduating from college in Nairobi, a 30-year-old I’ll call Joe got …

Workplace Data Is a Tool of Class Warfare

In September 2020 a Vice reporter discovered that Amazon was seeking to hire two “intelligence analysts” into its Global Security Operations division (GSO). The analysts would use data analytics and other tools to detect …

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