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New technologies are changing our lives profoundly—sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. This discussion paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s preliminary views on protecting and promoting human rights amid the rise of new technologies.
Panel discussion - how the social and human services sector learn from how manufacturing is reconfiguring work and workers.
Presentation by Stefaan Verhulst, on the emergent practice of community and city data collaboratives.
Google and Facebook help connect the world and provide crucial services to billions. However, this report argues that their surveillance-based business model is inherently incompatible with the right to privacy and poses a threat to a range of other rights, including freedom of opinion and...
There is concern among policymakers about the effect of gig work on the financial stability of gig workers. This paper provides a New Zealand-specific typology for identifying gig work, and discusses conceptual and practical issues related to measuring it.
This article investigate the tensions that arise when adapting ethics initiatives at Silicon Valley tech companies.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is under scrutiny this week after the Nine papers revealed the department sent letters to 50,000 patients who were previously prescribed lithium. DHS was seeking to recruit the recipients into a non-government study on bipolar disorder.
In her second post on the Uber/Lyft drivers’ association, Veena Dubal rightly celebrates the success of the recent Uber/Lyft work stoppages. The example of workers, who have no labor or employment law rights, engaging in the kind of collective action that she describes is inspirational....
The “gig economy” is one place where organizing outside of traditional trade unions is undoubtedly happening in surprising and perhaps unexpected ways. For example, on May 8, 2019, a group of independent app-based drivers in Los Angeles called the LA Rideshare Drivers United organized and...