Digital economy

Digital Economy and Social Security Observatory

The Digital Economy will profoundly transform our daily life, how we work and how we live.

The Observatory will provide ISSA members with an understanding of the opportunities and the challenges it will present to social security administrations.

It will look at this transformation from two angles: the changing environment in which social security institutions evolve and how Social Security institutions themselves will be impacted and can respond to these challenges.

The ISSA has grouped the multitude of topics that are linked to the digital economy and its impact on social security.

This ‘look into the future’ is supported by the ISSA Technical Commissions, findings from ISSA conferences and events, member surveys, good practices, literature reviews, research and input by external experts.  

How will the digital economy change the environment for social security?

How will the digital economy impact social security administrations?

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Ten global challenges for social security

Media Monitor Media Monitor

14 June 2018

Le Monde (14.06.2018) Un amendement dans la loi Pénicaud 2 va créer des chartes et des droits pour améliorer la couverture sociale des personnes employées par des plates-formes numériques.

14 June 2018

Ilo working paper (05.06.2018) Social protection programmes require processing significant data amounts, including often-sensitive information such as household assets, health status and physical or intellectual disabilities. Now more than ever, it is critical to address issues of privacy and data security in social protection programme design, implementation and evaluation.

11 June 2018 (04.06.2018) Un tribunal considera "falsos autónomos" a los repartidores de Deliveroo y condena a la empresa por despido improcedente.


8 June 2018

The New York Times (07.06.2018) You can see the gig economy everywhere but in the statistics. For years, economists, pundits and policymakers have grappled with the rise of Uber, the growth of temporary work and the fissuring of the relationship between companies and their workers. Optimists cheered the flexibility offered by the freelance life. Pessimists fretted about the disappearance of traditional jobs, with the benefits and legal protections they provided. That debate has played out largely in the absence of solid data.

6 June 2018

information-age (06.06.2018) GSMA and W20 have advanced a series of proposals ahead of G20 Summit in the hope of closing the digital gender gap.

5 June 2018

Süddeutsche (31.05.2018) Maschinen sind dazu da, Arbeit zu erleichtern - und nicht, Arbeit wegzunehmen. Die Angst vor ihnen ist so unbegründet wie schon bei der Erfindung des Autos.

5 June 2018

RTVE (04.06.2018) El Supremo avala la limitación de una licencia VTC por cada 30 de taxis.El Tribunal argumenta que es la "forma de garantizar el equilibrio" en el transporte Anula la obligación de que Uber y Unauto tengan una flota de al menos 7 vehículosEl Tribunal Supremo ha avalado este lunes la limitación de una licencia de vehículos de alquiler con conductor (VTC) por cada 30 de taxis, vigente desde 2015, siempre que sean necesarias y proporcionadas. Asimismo ha ratificado la exigencia a las empresas de arrendamiento de vehículos con conductor a que desarrollen el 80% de sus servicios en el ámbito de la comunidad autónoma donde esté domiciliada su autorización.

4 June 2018

ILO (15.06.2018) Social protection systems around the world face challenges to provide full and effective coverage for workers in all forms of employment, including those in “new” forms of employment. This paper provides a review of innovative approaches that countries have undertaken to close coverage and adequacy gaps, and to adapt social protection systems to changing circumstances and demands through a combination of contributory and non-contributory mechanisms. 

4 June 2018 (31.05.2018) The 71st World Health Assembly has adopted a resolution on Digital Health initiated by India, to recognise the potential of digital technologies for the development of digital healthcare services and to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

31 May 2018

Forum OECD (24.05.2018)  The “operating system” of the Country, a series of fundamental blocks upon which services for citizens, the Public Administration, and enterprises are built.

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