The disruptive effect of digitalisation on the world of labour was analysed and discussed in the two-day webinar series organised on 15 and 16 October 2020 by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the European Lawyers for Workers Network (ELW Network), the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH), and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Academics, researchers, law practitioners, trade unionists and policymakers from across Europe came together and exchanged views and reflections. They concurred on a common position: labour law must regain its crucial function in protecting workers from the degradation of working standards that to date has gone hand in hand with digitalisation. Technology and AI have made possible new business models and the circumvention of existing regulations, exposing workers to a plethora of risks, some of which are unprecedented while others are already well known.

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Rethinking labour law in the digitalisation era_2020