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The (digital) future of work in the post-Covid-19 era

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digitalization and the adoption of new technologies that are having a profound effect on the way we work. It has highlighted the urgent need to protect workers’ rights and to adopt measures that ensure inclusive growth and close the digital divide.

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An expert’s opinion: An interview with Aida Ponce del Castillo on the impacts of remote working on employees

Aida Ponce del Castillo, senior researcher at the Foresight Unit of European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels, has been assessing the legal, ethical and regulatory issues of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, focussing on their impact on work and employment. In this interview she voices concerns about the speed of adoption of surveillance ...

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An expert’s opinion: An interview with Karen Gregory on the future of work post-covid

We speak with Karen Gregory, a digital sociologist at the University of Edinburgh, on how Covid-19 is affecting the way we work and its knock-on effects. Creative political interventions will be required to address the socio-economic inequalities highlighted by the pandemic. How had Covid-19 changed our working life? For those who can work remotely, work ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Andrea Renda about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Andrea Renda, professor of Digital Innovation at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the CEPS Unit on Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID). How do you evaluate the current increased use of data (especially ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Innocenzo Genna about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Innocenzo Genna about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Innocenzo Genna, independent public affairs consultant advising in telecoms and Internet European regulation. He is also known via his professional blog RadioBruxellesLibera. How would you evaluate the current increased use of data (especially in non-EU countries) and its effectiveness in “stopping” the virus? I have read ...

Which way for EU data governance during COVID-19?

Since the unprecedented outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the use of data has extensively been discussed. What obstacles do scientists, public health officials and private companies face when processing datasets? And how much digital privacy can EU citizens afford in times of crisis?

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Anna Odone, Associate Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. As a consultant physician, responsible for the Unit of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Technology Assessment at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, she is the President of the ...