Karen Gregory – University of Edinburgh

The very question of workers’ rights is an interesting one because it has many questions within it. One is, who are the workers we are talking about? Who actually qualifies as a worker? Are we talking about people who have the designation of employee? If so, that is a real problematic term for the digital economy, which has been so successful at removing the designation of employee and really  pushing people into freelance conditions and self- employment and entrepreneurial conditions.