Call for Papers: Fundamental Rights in the Digital Era and its Effects on Public Employees


Dates and times: 

May 13, 2019 - 09:00 to May 14, 2019 - 17:00


Faculty of Law . Av. Manuel de Lardizábal, 2
20018 San Sebastián Spain


The International Seminar on Fundamental Rights in the digital era and its effects on public employees, organized by the Research Group on Europe, Employment and Labour Relations (GRELE) is to be held in San Sebastián (Spain) on May 13 & 14 of 2019 .

The deadline for abstracts (up to 500 words) is approaching: 28 February 2019. Attached is the Call for Papers and the provisional program. We have already received some excellent abstracts, so join us with your research and ideas - abstracts can be sent to the following address:
The International Seminar will try to highlight the impact of digitalization on the enjoyment of the fundamental rights of public employees. The convulsion that has led to the entry into force of the General Regulation of Data Protection in May 2018, and the recent approval of the Organic Law of the Spanish State, make this topic one of the most topical news. The papers selected to participate will highlight the new features of this new legislation.
The Public Administration is composed of the people it employs, and any digitalization project that does not take into account their rights and needs and only addresses the possibilities of efficiency offered by new technologies may be doomed to failure. It is true that in Spain Law 19/2013 of December 9 was published on transparency, access to public information and good governance, whose art. 15 refers to the protection of personal data. But in May 2018, the fundamental European Data Protection Regulation (REPD) came into force and the Government recently approved the Organic Law on Data Protection and Digital Rights.
It should be very wellcome papers on the impact that The European General Regulation of Data Protection has had on the the current way of regulating data protection in organizations and institutions of public administrations.

We welcome contributions that examine any of the following, or related, questions (please indicate in your communication proposal which panel you want to link it to):

- 1) How does digitalization at work affect the privacy rights as the right to digital disconnection on public employees?

- 2) The economic evaluation of the impact of digitization on the fundamental rights of public employees. The economic evaluation of the impact of digitization on the fundamental rights of public employees. Valid instruments or methodology to detect the problems of public employees who provide their services in an electronic Administration

- 3) How does digitalization affect public employment and the right to conciliate family and work life?

- 4) What is the impact of digitalization on the right to health and integrity of public employees? What are the emerging risks? Psychosocial risks?

- 5) What is the impact of digitalization on freedom of association, so on the rights of employee's representative bodies as information, consultation, participation, collective bargaining, or right to strike?

The organization of the Seminar already has the commitment of a Spanish online Journal (Revista General del Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social - CARHUS + 2014, Group B) to publish the papers and the best communications presented in the Seminar at the end of June 2019 (No. 53).

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Abstract submission: Feb 28, 2019
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