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

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22 February 2018

La Prensa (21.02.2018) En mayo 2017, el McKinsey Global Institute se sumó al creciente número de organizaciones que se pronuncian con respecto al impacto de la tecnología sobre el futuro del trabajo. En un informe preparado por James Manyika, titulado Tecnología, empleos y el futuro del trabajo, advierte que la automatización, las plataformas digitales y otras innovaciones están cambiando la naturaleza fundamental del trabajo, por lo que comprender estos cambios puede ayudar a los líderes políticos, empresariales y sindicales a sacar provecho de estas tendencias.La automatización habilitada por tecnologías que incluyen la robótica e inteligencia artificial ofrece la promesa de una mayor productividad, eficiencia, seguridad y comodidad.menos al 323-6400.

19 February 2018

mckinsey.com (august 2017) China is already more digitized than many observers appreciate and has the potential to set the world’s digital frontier in coming decades. China has one of the most active digital-investment and start-up ecosystems in the world, according to a new discussion paper from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), China’s digital economy: A leading global force. China is in the top three in the world for venture-capital investment in key types of digital technology, including virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, robotics, drones, and artificial intelligence (AI).

19 February 2018

20 Minuten (15.02.2018) Die meisten Stimmbürger finden: Ersetzen Roboter Arbeitnehmer, sollen Unternehmen eine Steuer zahlen. Economiesuisse warnt davor. S elf-Scanning-Kassen, selbstfahrende Autos, elektronische Patientendossiers: Die Digitalisierung ist auf dem Vormarsch. Nun zeigt eine gewichtete Umfrage von Vimentis, dass 51 Prozent der Stimmbevölkerung diese Entwicklung als Chance wahrnehmen. 32 Prozent empfinden die Digitalisierung als Gefahr. Angst davor haben vor allem Frauen, SVP-Wähler und Menschen mit einem tieferen Einkommen und Bildungsstand.

19 February 2018

indiatoday (19.02.2018) Adoption of digital technology for better governance has always been central to the Indian governments policy and the country is committed to carrying out reforms in health sector by using it, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said today. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has great potential in improving delivery of healthcare services, he said and stressed on building digital health ecosystem in partnership with private healthcare providers, academia, industry, patient groups and regulatory bodies.

15 February 2018

FTAdviser (15.02.2018) Pension switching platform PensionBee has teamed up with a bank to allow savers to manage their pension "like a bank account".As part of a deal with Starling Bank, the platform will be integrated into the bank's app, allowing savers to see their live pension alongside their current account balance. 

14 February 2018

Impact Insurance (dec 2017) Since May 2017, the ILO´s Impact Insurance Facility has been working in partnership with the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in Ghana. The project aims to expand population coverage of the National Health Insurance Scheme by designing a simplified user-friendly digital renewal process.

12 February 2018

Lexology (05.02.2018) The Statutory Accident Insurance (Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung) has recently argued that operators of internet platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and MyHammer should be included in the accident insurance system like any other employer. Accident insurance is one branch of the social security system in Germany, the contributions to which are traditionally shared between employer and employee. It covers costs for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases (insured events) and the compensation of damage after the occurrence of an insured event. Costs are ultimately borne entirely by the employers in a pay-as-you-go system, depending also on the risk level of the work performed by their employees. However, independent contractors are not covered by this system.

8 February 2018

Paperjam News (08.02.2018) Le ministre de la Sécurité sociale, Romain Schneider, et le ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de l’Économie sociale et solidaire, Nicolas Schmit, ont annoncé le 6 février 2018 le lancement d’une nouvelle plateforme informatique, la «Luxembourg Microdata Platform on Labour and Social Protection». 

8 February 2018

netralnews (07.02.2018) The digital revolution or the fourth industrial revolution (4.0) could create economic storage that would potentially cause Indonesia to lose 50 million job opportunities. Minister of National Development Planning Bambang PS Brodjonegoro said all parties should be ready to face it including the manager of the national social security provider.

7 February 2018

The Jakarta Post (06.02.2018) Currently, the global workforce and business landscape have to deal with rapid changes brought by the latest innovations in communication technology, be they smartphones or digital gadgets, which have disrupted the way businesses run their day-to-day operations. The technological innovations have brought what experts term the fourth industrial revolution, which is characterized by increased automation with the help of the internet of things.

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