“This report identifies several areas within the platform landscape that require further attention from policymakers. Specifically, we highlight the importance of national registries to collect relevant information on platform companies, the use of automated systems in platform-mediated work and the importance of intersectionality in establishing a social dialogue culture and future policymaking.
To date, only a few EU Member States, e.g. Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and Denmark, have moved to introduce legally binding definitions of online platforms and taken court rulings on the employment status of platform workers into account. But, in some cases, where registries for platform companies exist at the national level, information on platforms and national data are still not publicly available. For the other European countries, it is still uncertain how many active platforms are in a country, how many people are working on them and with what employment status they work. This type of information is particularly important in addressing the legal responsibility of platform companies, not only in terms of the quality of services provided, but also with a view toward fair working conditions for workers employed by these platforms. importance of intersectionality in establishing a social dialogue culture and future policymaking.”