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

21 January 2019

ILO Blog (17.01.2019) Digital technologies – such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing, cognitive computing, big data, automation, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics and blockchain – are affecting many occupations, both jobs and tasks. The types of skills being demanded by employers are also changing, causing disruption in the task and skill profiles of traditional occupations, such as those in the manufacturing sector. The gig economy also emerged, with people working flexible hours, often producing deliverables with the help of technology.

18 January 2019 (16.01.2019) Find out what technology projects the organisation has taken on and is exploring.

16 January 2019

ejinsight (10.01.2019) Much has been written about the “future of work,” and much of it makes for gloomy reading. Study after study predicts that automation will upend entire industries and leave millions unemployed. A 2013 paper by two Oxford professors even suggested that machines could replace 47 percent of jobs in the United States within “a decade or two.”

14 January 2019 (11.01.2019) Dans un arrêt rendu le 10 janvier 2019, la cour d'appel de Paris a estimé que le contrat qui liait un ancien chauffeur Uber à la célèbre plateforme de VTC était bien un "contrat de travail". Le lien de subordination entre le chauffeur et la plateforme a pu être caractérisé aux yeux de la justice, ce qui est une première en France.

14 January 2019 (07.11.2018) What if helpful community services could be e-prescribed from the EHR in much the same way that an antibiotic or statin is today? That is the vision of Stacy Lindau, M.D., a professor of obstetrics/gynecology and geriatrics at the University of Chicago who has helped launch a startup community coordination system called NowPow.

14 January 2019

London Evening Standard (10.01.2019)  A new year means a new start as millions of us make resolutions for the coming 12 months - putting self care at the top of our agenda. And with the workplace being where we spend most of our time, it is perhaps important to consider how we are looking after ourselves while sitting in front of our desks.

8 January 2019

Le Temps (08.01.2019) Applications et autres appareils électroniques mettent le système de santé traditionnel au défi, explique Nicolas Bourdillon, chercheur à l’Unil et responsable recherche et développement de la start-up Becare SA. Il sera du 8 au 11 janvier au CES Las Vegas, une convention consacrée à la technologie qui accueille pour la première fois un pavillon suisse

7 January 2019 (21.08.2018) Extending social protection to all jobs will facilitate labor market mobility.

19 December 2018

OECD (04.12.2018) Governments need to do more to help workers and firms adapt to the fast-changing world of work and drive inclusive growth, according to the new OECD Jobs Strategy.New evidence in the report reveals that countries that promote job quantity, quality and inclusiveness – such as Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – perform better than those which focus predominantly on market flexibility. While flexibility and adaptability are essential to stimulate the creation of high-quality jobs in an ever more dynamic environment, the gains and costs need to be fairly shared between businesses and workers, according to the OECD.

18 December 2018 (17.12.2018) The legislation, introduced today, means staff must be informed of their rights from their first day of work, including eligibility for paid and sick leave. Workers must also be given the right to request predictable hours

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