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Technology 09-05-2022

French platform workers elect representatives ahead of ‘social dialogue’

Delivery workers and drivers of passenger cars working in France are being called on to elect union representatives who will conduct a 'social dialogue' with platforms like Uber and Deliveroo to improve their working conditions. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 19-04-2022

Paris court fines Deliveroo €375,000 for undeclared work

A French court ordered the maximum fine against food delivery company Deliveroo on Tuesday (19 April) for not hiring couriers as employees but as self-employed as the EU prepares its directive to clarify platform workers' status. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 28-01-2022

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: WhatsApp under scrutiny, platforms vs trade unions, DSA prep talks  

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 25-01-2022

Uber and Deliveroo workers will be reclassified as employees, trade unions say

The workers of some of the most prominent platform companies in Europe would qualify as employees under the EU’s new platform worker proposal, according to the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
Technology 09-12-2021

EU launches bid to regulate gig economy

The EU executive has tabled a long-waited rulebook for the gig economy at a time when the business model of these companies is leading to contradicting court decisions across the bloc.
Technology 09-12-2021

EU seeks to clarify status of delivery app workers

The EU will propose a set of criteria on Thursday (9 December) to determine whether a gig worker in Europe using platforms like Uber, Bolt or Deliveroo should be considered an employee.
Economy & Jobs 19-11-2021

Between flexibility and precariousness, all eyes are on Brussels’ move on platform workers

The European Commission, which is due to present its proposal on platform workers on 8 December, faces a tricky balancing act: ensuring decent working conditions while maintaining the flexibility of a booming sector.
Technology 17-03-2021

Uber grants UK drivers worker status in world first

Uber on Tuesday (16 March) said it is granting its UK drivers worker status, with benefits including a minimum wage – a world first for the US ride-hailing giant.
Transport 08-09-2020

Europe must lead on electrifying urban mobility

Without bold and fast action to transform the way we move around in our cities, we will be unable to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and air pollution, warn Anabel Diaz and William Todts, as ride-hailing firm Uber announces a new global zero-emission goal.
Technology 05-03-2020

Top French court deals blow to Uber by giving driver ’employee’ status

France’s top court has recognized the right of an Uber driver to be considered an employee, a ruling that could upend the U.S. firm’s business model and potentially require it to pay more taxes and benefits such as paid holidays.
Data protection 06-12-2018

Facebook gave data on user’s friends to certain companies – documents

Facebook Inc offered some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access to data about users’ friends it did not make available to most other apps in 2015, according to documents released by a British lawmaker who said the social media company dodged questions about privacy practices and market dominance.
Data protection 27-11-2018

UK and Dutch data protection bodies fine Uber for breaches

Global ridesharing giant Uber has been hit with fines from both UK and Dutch data protection authorities after attackers gained access to the personal information of around 50 million users worldwide.
Technology 28-09-2018

Uber, Cabify drivers strike in Madrid to protest against planned law changes

Thousands of drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Cabify, waving flags and chanting slogans such as “we want to work”, marched down Madrid’s central boulevard on Thursday ahead of plans by the government to tighten regulation.
Sharing economy 20-07-2018

The sharing economy: Cure or curse?

From mobility services to recycling applications, the sharing economy holds many promises. Whether to regulate it at European level remains a disputed question, however.
Economy & Jobs 03-07-2018

Europe’s silent shift to self-employment

Self-employment is becoming more diversified in Europe and covers an increasing number of activities. But this small revolution raises issues when it comes to social protection. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Future of mobility 11-06-2018

Uber’s European chief: ‘Resetting the moral compass is part of our change’

Following a difficult year that brought a new CEO at the helm, Uber is serious about listening to its drivers and policymakers, Pierre Dimitri Gore-Coty told EURACTIV. Now the company aims at becoming a multimodal mobility platform, integrating bike sharing services or public transports.
Elections 30-04-2018

Macron digital tax plan faces EU rebuff

French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious plans for an EU digital tax targeting US tech giants such as Google or Facebook faced strong headwinds on Saturday (28 April), provoking anger from Paris.
Future of mobility 10-04-2018

Uber loses EU court case against French criminal charges

France is entitled to bring criminal proceedings against local managers of ride-hailing app Uber for running an illegal taxi service, the EU top court ruled on Tuesday, dealing the Silicon Valley start-up another legal setback.
Automated vehicles 03-04-2018

Cities’ backlash against big tech is only starting

American tech giants like Google and Uber are facing backlash from regulators across Europe---and increasingly from city governments.
Future of mobility 29-03-2018

Sharing is caring. So why are European cities falling behind?

New mobility services like Uber and Lyft offer the potential to get cities moving, improve quality of life and reduce emissions. But this will only happen if new and traditional mobility services can be integrated to make a more attractive offering that finally persuades drivers out of their cars, write Greg Archer and Yoann Le Petit.
Automated vehicles 22-03-2018

Automated cars: Too much, too soon

Sunday’s fatal collision between an Uber autonomous car and a pedestrian in Arizona shows that the regulatory environment in the US, as well as in Europe, is not ready for fully autonomous vehicles, writes Antonio Avenoso.
Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, president of the Article 29 Working Party
Data protection 08-02-2018

Falque-Pierrotin leaves top EU post before dawn of ‘new era’ for privacy

EU regulators have forced tech giants to comply with the bloc's strict data protection rules. But when Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin took over as top EU privacy watchdog in 2014, she said the mostly American companies were ignorant about Europe’s strict standards and thought "the world is uniform".
Data protection 07-02-2018

National privacy watchdogs brace for new pan-EU powers

Europe’s powerful data protection regulators are banding together to coordinate how they investigate and sanction misbehaving companies before a major overhaul of the bloc’s privacy law takes effect in May.
Data protection 24-01-2018

Commission amps up pressure on member states ahead of massive privacy overhaul

All EU countries except Germany and Austria are unprepared for a major overhaul of the bloc’s privacy rules that will go into effect in May. The European Commission is amping up pressure on the 26 member states that are lagging behind.