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Meet the lawyer taking on Uber and the rest of the on-demand economy | Fusion
“If Uber had indeed misclassified its drivers, the company’s entire business model was built on a legal mistake.”

Summary: the way that Uber and other on-demand companies treat the people who provide their services is akin to the standard trappings of employment, but it doesn’t give these people the benefits of employment. Calling themselves a “software business” shouldn’t make them exempt from treating people properly
law  uber  lawsuit  sue  indie  indieroundup  24apr15  industry  employment 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Privacy International calls on Europe’s top human rights court to rule on British mass surveillance | Privacy International
Privacy International and several other human rights organisations are taking the UK Government to the European Court of Human Rights over its mass surveillance practices, after a judgement last year found that collecting all internet traffic flowing in and out of the UK and bulk intelligence sharing with the United States was legal.
government  surveillance  legal  lawsuit  law  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
ADA defense lawyer: new ADA standards for website accessibility
At this time, announcement for the proposed guidelines for website access for public accommodations has been extended until June 2015.
a11y  law  lawsuit  legal  standards  section508  accessibility 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Bmibaby sued by RNIB over website's lack of accessibility
Airline bmibaby is being sued by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for allegedly "failing to ensure web access for blind and partially sighted customers".
a11y  accessibility  law  lawsuit  legal  bmibaby  RNIB 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Target lawsuit tests limits of US web accessibility law
A claim by disabled internet users that Target's website discriminates can proceed, a judge ruled last week. But she stopped short of suggesting that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) puts duties on all websites
a11y  Target  law  legal  ADA  accessibility  lawsuit 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Adoption of Google Apps Program Discriminates Against the Blind
National Federation of the Blind Asks Department of Justice to Investigate Schools Across the Country as they adopt Google apps, which presents serious accessibility issues
a11y  accessibility  nfb  law  lawsuit  google 
january 2015 by laurakalbag

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