China’s Regulations on Algorithms
On 1 March 2022, China’s Regulations on the Administration of Internet Information Service Recommendation Algorithms entered into effect. The new Chinese provisions, consisting of 35 brief articles, constitute a sweeping and comprehensive effort to regulate the use of ‘algorithmic recommendation services’ across society – addressing spheres ranging from news and social [...]
Comparative legal regulation of digital employment
This project, led by Professor Simon Deakin, updates a key dataset for the comparative study of international labour laws in 117 countries.
Patterns of Digital Platform Employment and Regulatory Implications: A Comparative Analysis of China and Australia
This related project explores the plausibility of introducing a regulatory strategy for registering digital platforms by type. Funded by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) - CASS Joint Action Program.
Three unanswered questions about the EU Directive on gig work
Will the 'theoretical’ protection for platform workers offered by the new EU Directive translate into effective protection in practice?
Work in the Digital Age: Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Is it possible for progressives to present a vision of the future of work that harnesses the power of technology, but puts people at its heart? A comparative project by Max Neufeind (Das Progressive Zentrum), Jacqueline O’Reilly (University of Sussex) and Florian Ranft (Policy Network) sheds light on the impact [...]
The law-technology cycle and the future of work
Features of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, such as platforms, AI and machine learning, pose challenges for the application of regulatory rules, in the area of labour law as elsewhere. However, today’s digital technologies have their origins in earlier phases of industrialisation, and do not, in themselves, mark a step change [...]
The CBR-LRI Dataset: Methods, Properties and Potential of Leximetric Coding of Labour Laws
Leximetric data coding techniques aim to measure cross-national and inter-temporal variations in the content of legal rules, thereby facilitating statistical analysis of legal systems and their social and economic impacts. In this paper we explain how leximetric methods were used to create the CBR Labour Index (CBR-LRI), an index [...]