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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18 September 2017

BBC Mundo (06.09.2017) El nombre gig proviene, según una de las versiones más difundidas, de la época en que los músicos de jazz se ganaban la vida con el dinero recibido en cada presentación. Algo que persiste hasta el día de hoy en el mundo artístico y que se ha hecho extensivo al resto de los sectores laborales.

14 September 2017

euractiv.com (31.08.2017) There needs to be an EU-wide solution to precarious app economy jobs, said Estonian Labour and Health Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski.

12 September 2017

Express (01.09.2017) Près d’un employeur sur deux pensent que l’impact de la robotisation et la numérisation se manifestera déjà d’ici trois à cinq ans, indique une enquête effectuée par le groupe de services RH ACERTA auprès de 469 CEO et membres de la direction.

4 September 2017

lemonde.fr (03.08.2017) Les récents progrès de ces technologies posent, dès à présent, des questions moins spectaculaires, mais bien plus concrètes.

29 August 2017

Social Europe (28.08.2017) Europe, like the United States, has seen dramatic changes in how people work. Compared to 15 years ago, many more people have part-time, temp or mini-jobs, or are self-employed. While the number of full-time jobs has increased recently as the unemployment rate has slowly declined, far more of Europe‘s employment growth has come from part-time and temp jobs. Even Germany, whose economy has fared better than most in recent years, has seen employment growth driven by part-time jobs, which have doubled since 2000 and now comprise about 27% of all jobs.

24 August 2017

ilo.org (21.08.2017) This event launched the Global Commission on the Future of Work, a body of 20 experts who will come together to tackle the fundamental question of how a rapidly transforming world of work should be organized so that it responds to the values of social justice. During the event, the names of the Commission members  were announced by the Commission's co-chairpeople: President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven

24 August 2017

economist.com (06.06.2017) The trust business is little noticed but huge. Startups deploying blockchain technology threaten to disrupt it, and much else besides

24 August 2017

economist.com (17.07.2017) Direct interaction between robots and humans at work is changing the face—or rather the arms—of manufacturing. Such interaction also means that roboticists need to design effective team mates as well as efficient workers. Cobots operate in a realm where human thoughts, human modes of communication and human safety are paramount. Rethink Robotics, a firm in Boston, had this in mind when it developed Sawyer, a one-armed cobot, and his two-armed colleague, Baxter (both pictured above). These robots are not the isolated moving arms of an assembly-line ’bot. They incorporate cameras and touch sensors. And their most noticeable feature is a screen that displays almost cartoonlike human facial elements.

23 August 2017

austaxpolicy.com (14.08.2017)  The digitalization of the economy is considered as a key driver of innovation, economic growth, and societal change. At the same time, it poses a major challenge to the international tax system.

18 August 2017

lapresse.ca (31.07.2017) La fiscaliste Marwah Rizqy incite Ottawa et Québec à emboîter le pas à plusieurs pays de l'OCDE pour récupérer les millions de dollars en taxes sur les achats de produits ou de services en ligne que les gouvernements perdent chaque année.

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