In-depth reports

Our regulatory reports provide in-depth analysis of legal issues impacting the fast-moving platform-based economy globally. We profile different countries and complex areas of the industry, giving insight into policy developments that will impact future regulation. We provide a detailed overview of the regulatory landscape along with all current and possible future restrictions, definitions, as well as the relevant laws and governing bodies. 

Regulatory report: Argentina

Written by Sergi Riudalbas || 17th January 2022 || In-depth reports |

No specific regulatory framework addressing the status of delivery workers at a national level has been enacted in Argentina, although there are various bills in the national legislative agenda ...

Regulatory report: Romania

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 10th January 2022 || In-depth reports |

There are no regulations in Romania for delivery platforms or their workers, but they are covered by rules in other areas such as safety regulations, packaging and competition ...

Regulatory report: Nigeria

Written by Anthony Traurig || 10th January 2022 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Nigeria ...

Regulatory report: Brazil

Written by Fernanda Tucunduva || 23rd December 2021 || In-depth reports |

There is currently no specific law concerning platform delivery workers in Brazil, although several bills have been presented in the past few years. Elections in 2022 may lead to workers gaining employment status ...

Regulatory report: South Africa

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 9th December 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report examines the laws and potential laws governing platform companies and workers in South Africa, where there is currently no specific legislation or collective agreement regulating third-party food delivery work ...

Regulatory report: United Arab Emirates

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 29th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in the UAE, covering all areas of legislation ...

Regulatory report: Poland

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 25th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report into the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Poland covers all the relevant legislation from environment to workers' rights and competition ...

Regulatory report: Denmark

Written by Marija Obradovic || 24th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

Delivery workers may be employees or independent contractors in Denmark. This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Denmark, looking at all areas of legislation ...

Regulatory report: Indonesia

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 10th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report into the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Indonesia covers all the relevant legislation from environment and workers' rights to competition and food safety ...

Regulatory report: Netherlands

Written by Anthony Traurig || 9th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

The Netherlands has few regulations that affect food delivery, except in employment law. Recent court cases ruled that platform workers may be employees, but are subject to appeal. Use of plastics for packaging is being restricted ...

Regulatory report: Morocco

Written by Maati Ech Chaibi El Hidaoui || 8th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Morocco ...

Regulatory report: Peru

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 26th October 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Peru, examining all relevant legislation including that covering workers, the environment and commerce ...

Regulatory report: Norway

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 14th October 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers current laws relating to deliveries and employee status in Norway, which may be changed as a new government takes office ...

Regulatory report: Switzerland

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 11th October 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Switzerland, covering all relevant legislation from workers and food safety to transportation and environment ...

Regulatory report: Hong Kong

Written by Rui Feng || 27th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Hong Kong ...

Regulatory report: Ireland

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 24th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report examines the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Ireland, covering all relevant legislation at both national and local level ...

Regulatory report: Belarus

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 20th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Belarus ...

Regulatory report: Texas

Written by Anthony Traurig || 15th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

The US state of Texas is politically conservative and traditionally favours the free market over regulation. It approaches the food delivery platform sector no differently, imposing few restrictions on the sector ...

Regulatory report: Taiwan

Written by Rui Feng || 15th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report into the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Taiwan covers all the relevant legislation at both national level and in the major cities ...

Regulatory report: Italy

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 2nd September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Italy ...

Regulatory report: China

Written by Rui Feng || 27th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in China, covering all relevant legislation ...

Regulatory report: Germany

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 24th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

With elections due on 26th September 2021, the respective views of Germany’s major political parties are taken into consideration in this report on the current and future regulation of the gig economy in the country ...

Regulatory report: Mexico

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 24th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Mexico, covering all relevant legislation ...

Regulatory report: Russia

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 18th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Russia ...

Regulatory report: Canada

Written by Marija Obradovic || 16th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report provides a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework in Canada for the platform economy at both the local and national level ...

Regulatory report: Ukraine

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 11th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Ukraine, covering both employment and environmental aspects ...

Regulatory report: Australia

Written by Anthony Traurig || 9th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

Australia’s food delivery platform sector is facing regulatory challenges in areas of employment law and rider safety that could soon have a significant impact on the sector ...

Regulatory report: Austria

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 5th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework, including employment and environmental aspects, for the platform economy in Austria, where both government and labour associations are seeking regulation at EU level ...

Regulatory report: Chile

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 3rd August 2021 || In-depth reports |

There is no state legal framework regulating the employment status of delivery workers in Chile, which is normally decided on a case-by-case basis ...

Regulatory report: California

Written by Anthony Traurig || 23rd July 2021 || In-depth reports |

California’s food delivery sector is highly regulated both at the state and local levels, with most of the regulations coming from the areas of environmental law and labour law ...

Regulatory report: Croatia

Written by Marija Obradovic || 22nd July 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report looks at the current legal framework surrounding platform delivery workers as well as delivery-specific environmental issues ...

Regulatory report: Spain

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 12th July 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the legal framework for the platform economy in Spain, including discussion and analysis of employment law as well as environmental and other relevant legislation ...