A Social Charter for Smart Platforms
The following pages contain a draft of a Social Charter for Smart Platforms written collectively by members of the EU Smart Society1 FET project, and refined with input from members of the wider academic community. The Smart Society project is developing the next generation of Smart Platform technologies and considering what new governance models will be needed. Smart Platforms promise much, including convenience and more sustainable use of resources, but have demonstrated downsides too, including: making work more precarious, eroding privacy, creating new forms of social control, and intensifying economic divisions. Our Charter aims to address these issues via a rights-based approach to platform governance.