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The EU's plans for its digital future
The EU's plans for its digital future 03 March 2020 APCNews

The European Commission recently presented a set of strategies to shape the bloc’s digital transformation. This policy package offers a roadmap for the EU’s plans on developing a single market for digital services and regulating platforms, and explains how the EU is approaching data governance and its ideas regarding specific artificial intelligence regulation. Over the next five years, the Commission will focus on three key objectives: technology that works for people; a fair and competi...

Inside the Digital Society: The gig economy
Inside the Digital Society: The gig economy 16 December 2019 David Souter

Last week I wrote about some of the big picture issues affecting jobs – employment – in the digital society. How many jobs are likely to be created, and how many destroyed, by automation? How different will the jobs experience be in different countries? The gig economy It’s very hard to predict the answers to these questions. This week I’ll take the focus down to one job sector that’s emerged of late – to platform jobs, ‘the gig economy’. There’s been a lot written on t...

Inside the Digital Society: What will happen to the jobs?
Inside the Digital Society: What will happen to the jobs? 09 December 2019 David Souter

One of the most important underlying issues of the digital revolution that’s now underway is: what will happen to the jobs? Artificial intelligence, robotics and automated decision-making, it is clear, will displace a lot of jobs – professional as well as manual. It’s cheaper and more efficient for very many tasks than using humans. Robots and algorithms don’t fall sick, seek pensions o...

Rights in 2018: From resolutions on online gender-based violence, discrimination and privacy, to internet shutdowns in Africa, hate speech in Asia and work with youth and visual stories
Rights in 2018: From resolutions on online gender-based violence, discrimination and privacy, to internet shutdowns in Africa, hate speech in Asia and work with youth and visual stories 19 September 2019

Human rights norms and standards integrate gender and development, and are respected and promoted in internet and ICT policy, governance, development and practice. This is a compendium of the highlights from APC's Annual Report for 2018. Contributed to policy by addressing new threats to human rights online The 38th Human Rights Council session saw the updating of its landmark re...

Workers' rights in the digital age: LaborFest 2018
Workers' rights in the digital age: LaborFest 2018 27 June 2018 APCNews

The 25th annual LaborFest, established in 1994 to institutionalise the history and culture of working people in an annual labour cultural, film and arts festival, is taking place 1-31 July in San Francisco, USA. The theme of this year's event is “Surviving the Billionaire Robot Assault in the 21st Century”, and APC member organisation LaborNet is linking up the use of technology and communi...

Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women
Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women 30 May 2017 Sonia Randhawa for GenderIT.org

The top-end of the computer industry is still seen as a sexy place to be. The culture may be designed to wed you to the job, but its a pairing that many professionals envy. And of course, as this week’s protest is designed to highlight, this side of the industry is not where the women are. The women are often in a darker side of the valley, the side that makes the toys that the (pre...

New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology
New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology 01 March 2017 GenderIT.org

This edition on gender, labour and technology examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race and ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe, and the disturbing strands of gendered labour of volunteering and managin...

LaborTech 2008 Conference Call For Papers
LaborTech 2008 Conference Call For Papers 04 March 2008 Labornet

Labortech supported by APC partner Labornet is announcing the call for the Labortech International Conference and a call for papers. Call for Papers and Proposals LaborTech: The Digital Revolution And a Labor Media Strategy December 4,5,6&7 2008 San Francisco The program committee for the 2008 LaborTech conference is soliciting papers and suggestions for topics from labor and technology res...

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