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16 Dec 2022

Privacy International

EU: Privacy International proposes amendments to Directive on Working Conditions and Platform Work

"Privacy International's proposed amendments to the EU Directive on Working Conditions and Platform Work", 7. December 2022

PI submitted amendments to the EU's Directive on Working Conditions and Platform Work to raise concerns about the threats workers face when they are subjected to automated decision-making systems. This is part of our work defending workers' rights to access information as well appropriate mechanisms to defend their interests, and, more broadly our efforts to ensure that automated decision-making systems are subjected to effective and robust scrutiny.


  • The current draft of the Directive on Working Conditions and Platform Work contains shortcomings with regard to general principles relating to the fundamental right to privacy, including privacy by design and by default, transparency and decisions affecting platform workers’ working conditions
  • We focused on the threats to workers’ rights that can materialise at three key levels: when personal data is being collected, when decision-making occurs with no transparency and when decision-making systems operate without human oversight.
  • PI's Managed by Bots campaign exposed how such threats can have can be financially and emotionally devastating for workers and urges the Member of the European Parliament to consider these amendments