Events in the network

Reshaping Work in the Platform Economy

19-20 October 2017, Amsterdam

Employment is changing dramatically. The rise of the platform economy has introduced a convenient way to match those in need of services to those who can offer them, and all with a click of a button. The number of so called ‘gig workers’ or ‘platform workers’ is rising. Therefore, we wonder, what will the future of work look like?

The 19th and 20th of October, academics, policymakers, business leaders and platform workers will come together to experience the future of work and find ways to shape it.

ShareNL together with the University of Amsterdam, will convene this group of people during a two-day interactive conference held in Amsterdam. This is the first international, multidisciplinary and thought leadership event in Europe to redesign work in the platform economy. Participants will get the latest insights from policy, academia and business, and they will also get to experience the platform economy first-hand.

Early bird – €35 for students, €85 PhD students, €175 for academics

Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law – Workshop 5: Technology and Innovation: Challenges for Traditional Legal Boundaries

25 July 2018, Fukuoka (Japan)

We invite younger scholars to participate in the first-ever Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 9:00am to 12:00pm as part of the larger quadrennial Congress of Comparative Law organized by the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL).

Abstracts are invited for eight (8) Workshops and one (1) TED-style Speakers’ Corner. All nine sessions will be held concurrently from 9:00am to 12:00pm on the day of the Forum. More details follow below on the subject-matter of each Workshop and on the format of the Speakers’ Corner.

Abstracts may be submitted in either English or French, the two official languages of the IACL.

Workshop 5: Technology and Innovation: Challenges for Traditional Legal Boundaries

Abstract: Technology has challenged longstanding legal paradigms, changing the way lawyers regulate tourist accommodation (e.g. with Airbnb), labor (e.g. Uber), public decision-making (e.g. use of big data by tax authorities), liability (e.g. robots’ actions), intellectual property (e.g. platforms like Spotify or Pandora), and even war (e.g. use of killing drones). How should law respond to these technology-mediated challenges? Technological evolutions also challenge the paradigm of territoriality of law and have led towards the emergence of a new paradigm, that of transnational law. In data protection, for instance, European authorities have attempted to enforce EU law outside EU, leading to serious conflict of laws with countries like the US that do not maintain similar standards. Can the clash of values reflected by such clash of standards by transcended? What would be the appropriate solutions? We invite paper submissions on law and technology, including (i) comparative intellectual property law; (ii) artificial intelligence; (iii) regulation of the platform economy; (iv) data science and law; (v) privacy and cybersecurity; (vi) technology and human rights.

More information here.

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