The next Repair Café for Digital Rights Talk on 'The Platform Economy' will take place on Thursday 17 June 2021, at 17.00 –18.30 (Brussels local time), online. Currently, platform workers are fighting Uber in the Amsterdam court, over the use of their GDPR rights, to collectively gain more agency over their situation. The decision by the court in first instance provides a lot of food for discussion and has been framed as win by both sides. Against this background we will discuss the impact of the rise of the platform economy on the social construction of public space and the possible resistance or (counter-) empowerment by digital rights.
We will be joined by Anton Ekker and Paul-Olivier Dehaye. Anton Ekker is the lawyer for ongoing litigation in which Uber and Ola drivers demand data transparency with regards to these platforms. Paul Olivier-Dehaye is founder of Personaldata.io and the HestiaLabs project which support people and collectives in using digital rights to gain transparency in various digital infrastructures (such as political microtargeting, MOOC platforms and dating apps).
If you wish to join the Café, you can register here, and visit our website for more information about the Repair Café project. The Repair Café will be held fully online. Before the Café, a link will be sent to everyone who has registered to join.