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Unions: Is GDPR the new collective bargaining leverage?

Trade unions from 11 different European countries, with few, if any, members in Amazon claim that the company's use of warehouse surveillance and algorithmic management systems have negative effects on workers' health.

Why it matters: The unions' complaint signals a new tactic in using data protection laws to push for union recognition and collective bargaining. The response of national data protection authorities will determine future developments.

The big picture: Amazon makes the case that warehouse management systems are industry standard and are necessary for ensuring the safety, quality, and efficiency of operations and to track the storage of inventory and processing of packages on time and in line with customer expectations.

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