Algorithm

Algorithmic management is changing the nature of work and there is significant cross-platform variation in the methods used.

This page contains all of our content that relates to this topic, including all of our in-depth reports, regulatory and policy trackers, news briefings, resources and live alerts. 

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 alerts: December 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st December 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, the UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Russia, Saudi...

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 ...

Platforms regulatory database

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 10th December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The Platforms global regulatory tracker, updated here every month, is now available in an Excel format. The information within this database provides an overview of the most relevant sector-specific regulations and political initiatives for food delivery and similar...

Platforms global regulatory tracker December

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 10th December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The PlatformIntelligence global regulatory tracker is essential to understanding the current regulations for food delivery and similar platform services. Our in-house regulatory team analyse various data sources, including first-hand information from policymakers, to keep you up-to-date with the...

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 ...

Legal and political events calendar

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 3rd December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The PlatformsIntelligence compliance calendar provides key regulatory deadline dates applicable to the platforms sector to enable you to keep up to date with changes to regulations on workers' rights, the environment, fees and more ...

Regulatory alerts: November 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 30th November 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, EU, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Canada, Mexico, US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi...

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 alerts: October 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st October 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Panama,...

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 alerts: September 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 30th September 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, UK, Mexico, Canada, US, Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar,...

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: 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 alerts: August 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st August 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, US, Australia, China, Colombia, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and South Africa ...

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 alerts: May 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 18th August 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Croatia, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Canada, the US and Australia ...

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 ...

Algorithmic management emerged alongside the rise of the gig economy and is used to manage working arrangements via electronic platforms. 

They perform a number of services, such as matching workers with clients who need tasks done, estimating journey lengths and attempting to manage behaviour by setting targets and goals.  

It’s an ever-evolving and complex topic and it will be interesting to see how attempts to use algorithms to manage performance evolve in future.